§ Mr. ATTLEE
asked the Secretary of State for War the number of infantry depots in the Western Command, the number of officers and other ranks on the permanent staff in those depots, the cost 1643W of each depot, and the number of recruits passed through each depot during the last recruiting year?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
There are 13 infantry depots in the Western Command, at each of which a staff of seven officers and 69 other ranks is employed. The estimated annual cost of such a depot is £14,730. The number of recruits who passed through these depots during the last recruiting year is as follows:
Infantry Depots in the Western Command.
Depot and number of recruits passed through during last recruiting year: King's Own Royal Regiment 278 King's Regiment 331 Lancashire Fusiliers 331 Cheshire Regiment 268 Royal Welch Fusiliers 337 South Wales Borderers 334 East Lancashire Regiment 376 Border Regiment 301 Prince of Wales's Volunteers 267 Welch Regiment 344 Loyal Regiment 327 King's Shropshire Light Infantry 295 Manchester Regiment 266