HC Deb 15 February 1938 vol 331 c1698
36. Sir N. Grattan-Doyle

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will state for some recent convenient date the numbers of the Regular Army serving overseas and, separately, the number serving in India and Burma?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

On 1st February, 91,868 officers and men of the Regular Army were serving overseas. Of this number 52,350 were in India and 1,502 in Burma. The above figures exclude some 3,660 locally raised regular troops.

Sir A. Knox

Have not the garrisons in India been very much reduced? They used to be 60,000.

Mr. Hore-Belisha

They have not been reduced in recent months.