HC Deb 05 July 1910 vol 18 c1492

asked whether the right hon. Gentleman could give particulars of the increase in the garrison of Egypt during the last five years; and will he state what is the amount of the charge thrown on Egypt by this increase?


The principal additions to the British Forces in Egypt have been one regiment of Cavalry, one battery of Royal Horse Artillery, and one battalion of Foot Guards. These additions were made in 1906. Egypt pays the extra cost of maintaining the British troops in the country as compared with the cost of maintaining them at home. The amount so paid is now £150,000 per annum as compared with £100,000 paid prior to 1st April, 1906.


Is there any intention of increasing the garrison this year?


No; we have always an eye on the garrison in Egypt, and we consider that at the present moment it is sufficient.