§ MR. SEELY (Lincoln)
I beg to-ask the Secretary of State for War what is the number of battalions of infantry Volunteers not in the field army; what were the number of efficients in the years ending 31st October, 1903, and 1904; and what is the annual cost of those; battalions, including grant, camp, and other allowances.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
There are 198 Volunteer infantry battalions not included in the field army. On 1st November, 1903, and 1st November, 1904, the number of efficients in the battalions which were not in the field army on those dates were 153,653 and 154,950 respectively. The total cost for the year 1904–5 of the above numbers was approximately £900,000.