§ MR. SEELY (Lincoln)
To ask the Secretary of State for War what is the total amount included in Vote 1 of the Estimates that is paid to warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men; and what was the amount in the Estimates for the year ending March 31st, 1899.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The amount included in Vote 1, 1905–6, for emoluments of warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men, borne on regimental establishments, including Army Reserve, is approximately £8,400,000. The corresponding amount in Estimates 1898–9 was £5,700,000. There are, besides, a number of military subordinates employed in schools of instruction, staff offices, etc., not included in the above figures.