§ Mr. COURTHOPE
asked what is the present strength of the brigades of Special Reserve Royal Field Artillery; whether the quality of recruits for drivers is satisfactory; and what is the strength of each brigade in artificers?
§ Mr. HALDANE
The strength of the non-commissioned officers and men of the Special Reserve attached to the Training Brigades on 1st July was as follows:—
Eastern Command … 1,128 Irish Command … 1,823 Northern Command … 1,120 Scottish Command … 1,105 Southern Command … 575 Western Command … 1,075 Total … 6,826
The quality of recruits for drivers is satisfactory. As regards artificers no details as, required are available at the War Office.