HC Deb 17 July 1907 vol 178 c682
MR. LEVERTON HARRIS (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the decision to reduce the Royal Horse and Foot Artillery by sixty-seven officers and 3,712 of other ranks has been reconsidered; and whether he now proposes to abandon the reduction of the establishment of this arm.

I beg also to ask the Secretary of State for War what addition has, up to the present date, been made to the strength of the Royal Horse and Foot Artillery to compensate for the reduction of sixty-seven officers and 3,712 men of the establishment of the regular branch of that arm; and whether, in fact, a single officer, non-commissioned officer, or man has yet been added.


In reply to these Questions I have nothing whatever to add to what I have stated over and over again. I must refer the hon. Member to my reply to a Question put by the right hon. Member for Croydon on the 1st instant † The second Question of the hon. Member is unintelligible. In this Question he seems to suggest that reductions have actually taken place. His first Question proceeds on the footing that they have not.