§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can state the cost of the infantry soldier quartered in England in the items of pay, clothing, rifles, accoutrements, ammunition, and rifle ranges; and also the total additional cost per man of barracks, rations, barrack services, churches, schools, workshops, medical attendance, married quarter, and all 785 establishments necessitated by our present system.
§ *THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. BROMLEY DAVENPORT, Cheshire, Macclesfield)
Perhaps I may be allowed to answer the Questions addressed to the War Department to-day. The pay, clothing, arms, and accoutrements for an infantry soldier at home represent a money value of £40 3s. The other items referred to in the Question amount to about £28. No separate figures are available for infantry as regards this part of the Question.