HC Deb 04 February 1908 vol 183 c705

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state (by arms) the age and service of the non-commissioned officers and men of the special reserve (formerly the Militia) on 1st February, 1908.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) Presumably figures for the Militia are required, as recruiting for the Special Reserve only commenced on 16th January, and the voluntary transfer of the present members of the Militia to the Special Reserve will not take place until after the conclusion of the next annual training of their units. There are no Militia figures available for 1st February. The Returns are only sent in annually, for 1st October, and if the hon. and

Officers Non-Commissioned Officers and Men. Total.
1st October, 1905:—
Homo 5,383 124,547 129,930
Colonies and Egypt 2,512 61,630 64,142
India 2,893 75,168 78,061
Total 10,788 261,345 272,133