HC Deb 04 November 1909 vol 12 c2140W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the actual number of horses to be cast in the present financial year is 6 per cent. or 4 per cent. in the case of a battery of field artillery on the lower establishment?


The hon. and gallant Member appears to have misunderstood previous replies on this subject. The total number allowed to be cast per battery amounts to 10 per cent. of the establishment,i.e., six horses per battery. Of these the divisional and brigade commanders are allowed to cast 4 per cent., the remainder being reserved for casting by the War Office.