§ MR. RENWICK (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will state what number of batteries of Royal Artillery are at present stationed in Newcastle-on-Tyne; what number of men and horses belonging to each battery are actually in barracks there; and what is the age of the guns with which such batteries are armed.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. ACLAND, Yorkshire, Richmond)
There is one training brigade of Royal Feld Artillery of three batteries at Newcastle-on-Tyne. The strength of men and horses according to the latest Returns are as follows:—
The howitzers with which they are armed are six or seven years old.
37th battery: 84 men; 43 horses. 61st battery: 80 men; 45 horses. 65th battery: 88 men; 41 horses.