HC Deb 23 July 1908 vol 193 cc322-3
MR. BRODIE (Surrey, Reigate)

To ask the Secretary of State for War what is the cost per head of, taking all rank together, but taking each arm of the service separately, maintaining the British garrisons in the Transvaal Orange River Colony, Natal, and Cape Colony respectively; what number of military stations are there at present in each of these Colonies; and what is the number of troops of each arm at each of them.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The average effective cost per head (all ranks) of the principal arms in each Colony is as follows:—

The stations and distribution of the troops at present are as follows:—

South Africa.
Establishments (all ranks).
Cavalry. R. H. A R. F A R. G. A. R. E. Infantry. Departments, &c
Pretoria 594 360 211 2,451
Potchefstroom 1,186 136 142
Standerton 132 1,042
Orange River Colony:
Bloemfontein 593 269 142 2,458
Harrismith 132 1,267
Cape Colony:
Cape Town 114
Middelburg 593 132 817
Simonstown 113 127
Wynberg 817
Pietermaritzburg 817
Departmental Corps, &c. (no separate establishment for each station) 147 1,421
2,966 360 801 227 769 9,669 1421