§ Lord C. BERESFORD
asked the Secretary of State for War the total amount paid to commissioned officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the Regular Army as wages for the financial year 1913–14; and what was the actual number of commissioned officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men in the Regular Army at the end of the financial year 1913–14?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The amount actually paid will not be known until the accounts of the year are made up, some months hence, but the amount provided, as shown at page 29 of the Estimates for the year, was £7,157,000 (exclusive of insurance contributions paid by the War Office). The total of all ranks on the British establishment on 1st April, 1914, was 161,645.