§ MR. ASHLEY
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that the Indian Army is unprovided with horse and field artillery (other than mountain batteries), it is contemplated, in the event of war, the Indian Army should take the field without horse or field artillery; and, if not; what is the number of regular 298 batteries which will be required, and from what source they will be provided.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. CHARLES HOBHOUSE, Bristol, E.)
The hon. Member has been misinformed. In addition to mountain batteries and heavy batteries there are now in India eleven batteries of horse artillery with five ammunition columns and forty-five batteries of field artillery with eight ammunition columns.