HC Deb 09 July 1906 vol 160 cc503-4

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what is the annual cost of upkeep of the following units; a field battery, Royal Artillery, on lower establishment, a battery of the Lancashire Militia, Field Artillery

Battalion. Head Quarters.
3rd Battalion East Kent Regiment Canterbury.
5th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment Warwick.
7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers Regiment Hounslow.
4th Battalion Somersetshire Light Infantry Taunton.
3rd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment Bedford.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment Richmond.
6th Battalion Lanarkshire Fusiliers Bury.
4th Battalion Shropshire Light Infantry Hereford
3rd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Preston.
3rd Battalion Oxfordshire Light Infantry High Wycombe.
7th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps Barnet.
3rd Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment Lichfield.
3rd Battalion York and Lancashire Regiment Pontefract.
4th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles Belfast.
5th Battalion Connaught Rangers Boyle.
3rd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers Kinsale.
4th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers Dublin.
4th Battalion Scottish Rifles Hamilton.
3rd Battalion Gordon Highlanders Aberdeen.
And one other not yet definitely selected.

Brigade, and a horse artillery battery of the Honourable Artillery Company.


The annual effective cost of upkeep of a battery of Royal Field Artillery on lower establishment is £13,000, and that of a battery of the Lancashire Field Artillery Militia £6,500. The cost to the public of a horse artillery battery of the Honourable Artillery Company is approximately £1,100; but I am not in a position to state what further expenditure may take place from the funds of the Company.