§ Mr. HUNT (Shropshire, Ludlow)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will state how the number of men now in the British Navy compares with the number in 1904–5.
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
The number of officers, seamen and boys, coastguard, and Royal Marines now borne is approximately 127,030. The average number borne during the year 1904–5 was 130,490.