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?
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.