HC Deb 05 August 1912 vol 41 cc2681-2W
Captain FABER

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state whether the nine Territorial Field Batteries now on Salisbury Plain are all short of horses, and in what numbers; whether the 6th London Brigade is over forty short; whether any horses are available for the 7th London Brigade; and how he proposes to meet the difficulty of the latter?

Colonel SEELY

It appears on inquiry that the nine batteries on Salisbury Plain are not all short of horses. The 5th Brigade, which has just left camp, had sufficient horses, and the 7th Brigade has just taken over the horses from the 5th Brigade. The 8th Brigade has the correct number of horses. The 6th Brigade arrived in camp short of forty horses, but took over horses from the Wessex Brigade.