HC Deb 07 April 1925 vol 182 cc2003-4
25. Colonel WOODCOCK

asked the Secretary of State for War the cost, respectively, of a Regular soldier and a Territorial soldier for the last completed year prior to the War, and also for the year 1924?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Sir Laming Worthington-Evans)

The cost of a soldier varies with many factors, such as the rank and the arm of the Service. The cost (with numbers) of each of several types of Regular unit is given on page 26 and following pages of Estimates 1924–25, and similar information as regards the Territorial Army will be [...]nd at the bottom of page 44. The Estimates for 1913–14 were not compiled on the same basis, and corresponding figures are consequently not available, but Appendix 18 of the Estimates for that year gives certain relevant figures.