§ MR. ASHLEY
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what number of officers are needed to complete the establishment of the Regular Forces.
§ MR. HALDANE
There are six vacancies in the Household Cavalry and eighteen in the Cavalry of the Line. In the Artillery there are twenty-three supernumerary to establishment. In the Royal Engineers there are twelve vacancies which will be filled by the batch of cadets from the Royal Military Academy in July next. As to the Infantry there are fifteen vacancies in the Foot Guards and seventy-two in the Line, but sixty are due from the Militia for first appointments, and vacancies will be required in August for twenty University candidates and 160 Sandhurst candidates; so that practically there are no vacancies. In the Army Service Corps there are seventeen vacancies, but eleven officers are expected to return from the seconded list during the present year.