HC Deb 31 July 1923 vol 167 c1283W
Colonel NEWMAN

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what is the present strength of the standing Army of Great Britain as compared with 1913–14, regard being had to the changes consequential on the establishment of the Irish Free State?

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

The authorised strengths, including the British Army in India, are

All Ranks.
1913–14 259,197
1923–24 229,238

The former figure includes 1,005 on account of the Royal Flying Corps.