§ 27. Mr. HOLMES
asked what is the present number of men under arms and the number under arms on the 31st July last?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The number of troops on the strength of the Army on the 3Ist July last was 1,216,000 and on the 15th October 907,000. The first figure includes 83,000, the latter figure 150,000 men already demobilised but on demobilisation furlough. The actual strength under arms on the 15th October is, therefore, 757,000. But for the fortnight's delay of the strike it would have been reduced by an additional 140,000 men.
Sir F. HALL
Are all these officers and men disembarked from Russia given a month's leave or are they demobilised there and then?