HC Deb 14 December 1906 vol 167 cc836-7
LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

To ask the Secretary of State for War what was the strength of the following branches of the service prior to June, 1895, viz., Reserve of the Royal Artillery, Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance' Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps, Army Pay Corps, Army Veterinary Corps, Post Office Reservists, and Sick Bearers in connection with the Royal Army Medical Corps, but not actually serving; and what are the strengths at the present time?

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The strength of Army Reserve of the undermentioned corps on the 1st May,

Corps. 1st May, 1895. 1st November, 1906.
Royal Artillery 10,039 15,299
Army Service Corps 2,507 3,989
Army Ordnance Corps 254 272
Royal Army Medical Corps 1,137 1,574
Army Pay Corps 17
Army Veterinary Corps
Post Office Corps 108 130
Sick Bearers, R.A.M.C.

Outside the men of the Army Medical Corps shown above, there are no reservists in connection with that corps.