§ Sir A. HOLBROOK
asked the Secretary of State for War if the pay of the administrative officers of the Remount Department at home is at present over £40,000 per annum; and if, in view of the reduction in the number of horses in the Army, he will consider the excessive cost of administering this department and take steps to reduce the expenditure?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The cost is approximately as stated. The present establishment of remount officers is less than in 1914, but the establishment of horses is about, the same. All the officers are fully employed and it would be impossible to make any reduction without a serious loss of efficiency. I would point out that since 1914 the inspection of horses boarded out with civilians in all parts of the country under the Territorial Scheme has been added to the duties of remount officers.