HC Deb 29 April 1907 vol 173 c517
MR. PIKE PEASE (Darlington)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what was the strength of the Regular Infantry (Guards and Line) and of the Royal Artillery serving with the colours in October, 1905; and what is the establishment of the same branches of the service at the present time.


The figures for all ranks are as follows:—

. Strength on 1st October, 1905. Establishment on 1st April, 1907.
Infantry 159,008 147,856
Artillery 54,724 49,613

The difference in the case of the Artillery is due mainly to Garrison Artillery reductions.