§ 22. Mr. WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for War how much of the £779,500, which the 6,800 Imperial troops in South Africa cost annually, would be saved if these same troops were quartered in this country?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Colonel Seely)
The cost would be reduced by about £140,000 a year if the present establishments of officers, men, and horses were quartered at home. I should, perhaps, add that that assumes that there would be no difficulty in regard to barrack accommodation, a matter I cannot deal with by question and answer. As a matter of fact, it they were all brought home the saving would be much less, owing to the increased barrack accommodation that would be required.
§ Colonel SEELY
Yes; that is apart from the question of barrack room, which would still further reduce the saving.