HC Deb 11 July 1906 vol 160 c868

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what is the calculated reserve of a two-battalion regiment of the Line at the present establishment, the men comprising the regiment being enlisted on a nine years term of colour service; and what is the average annual cost per man of the rank and file of such a regiment, taking men with the colours and in the reserve together, for the purpose of striking the average.


The calculated reserve for a two-battalion regiment of the line with nine years enlistments is 517. The average establishment of rank and file per battalion in the pay of the Imperial Government (excluding India) is 755. In a regiment of two battalions with a depot, the total establishment of rank and file with colours would be 1,560. The average cost per head of these men and the reservists would be £40 6s.