§ MR. GODFREY BARING (Isle of Wight)
To ask the Secretary of State for War what is the existing number of battalions of Regular infantry on the Home, Indian, and Colonial establishments, respectively; what are the the peace and war establishments of a battalion in each category; and with this establishment what would be the number of infantry soldiers in the Army Reserve, irrespective of Special Reservists, on 1st January, 1920.
§ (Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) At the end of the trooping season there Will be seventy-four battalions at home, twenty-two in the Colonies and Egypt, and fifty-two in India. The peace establishments (excluding officers) are—
|Colonies and Egypt||904|
|and the war establishments are—|
|Colonies and Egypt||979|
§ These figures are exclusive of the details left at the base, amounting to 104.
|Military Expenditure (Army Votes and Loans), 1899–1900 to 1908–9.|
|—||Peace Expenditure, including Loans.*||War Expenditure||Total|
|* i. e., Loan expenditure and interest on loans.|
|Military Expenditure for 1899–1900 to 1908–9.|
|(Includes the Votes for Military Administration, Pensions, Tribunals, East Asian Detachment, and Colonial Forces.)|
|* Colonial Estimates not shown here, not being available.|
§ Assuming that no further changes in establishments and terms of service are made, the Reserve on 1st January, 1920, would be at about the normal, i.e., 63,370.