§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Secretary of State for War what is the total bayonet strength of the troops in Iraq; and what is the number of staff, clerks and administrative officials connected with the force there?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The total fighting strength of the troops in Iraq on 1st June last was 2,210 British Army and 5,566 Indian Army; the staff consisted of 122 and 26 respectively; and the administrative troops (namely, the Royal Engineers (Transportation and Works), Royal Army Service Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, &c), numbered 1,105 and 2,856 respectively. There were also 7,107 Indian followers labourers, etc.