HC Deb 25 May 1905 vol 146 cc1388-9
MR. SEELY (Lincoln)

To ask the Secretary of State for War what are the number of Volunteer battalions in the Field Army; what is the enrolled strength of those battalions; and what is the total annual cost including grants, camp allowances, and other expenses.

(Answered by Mr. secretary Arnold-Forster.) There are twenty-seven infantry units and one bearer company of the Volunteer forces in the Field Army, and their enrolled strength, including permanent staff, on the 1st November, 1904, amounted to 28,450. Their total cost for the year 1904–5 amounted approximately to £210,000.