§ MR. HAROLD COX
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what was the total strength of the British land forces in the year 1907, including Yeomanry and Volunteers and Native troops in India and the Crown Colonies; what was the total strength of the German Army in the same year; and what was the total cost of the British land forces, including expenditure charged to India, to Egypt, and to the Crown Colonies, and what was the total cost of the German Army.
§ MR. HALDANE
The figures are approximately as follows:—British Forces: Strength (excluding Army Reserve), 790,000; cost, £49,000,000. The latter figures include £1,200,000 for the pay of the Army Reserve. German Forces: Established peace strength, 625,000; cost, £49,000,000.