HC Deb 26 March 1912 vol 36 c197

asked the number of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men in the Territorial Infantry, Yeomanry, and Artillery on 1st March, 1911, and 1st March, 1912?

Colonel SEELY

The latest figures available for 1912 are those for the 23rd February. The required information is as follows:—

1st Mar., 23rd Feb.,
1911. 1912.
Yeomanry, Officers 1,188 1,170
N.C.O.'s and Men 23,870 23,995
Artillery, Officers 1,408 1,367
N.C.O.'s and Men 38,449 39,437
Infantry, Officers 4,985 4,808
N.C.O.'s and Men 168,191 167,007


In view of the importance of this answer, will the right hon. Gentleman circulate it with the Votes?

Colonel SEELY



To what cause does the right hon. Gentleman attribute this great falling off of officers in all branches of the Service?

Colonel SEELY

I do not think there is a falling off in all the branches.