§ Mr. ALBERY
asked the Secretary of State for War the annual cost to the State of a private soldier in a Regular infantry battalion and the annual cost of a private soldier in a Territorial infantry battalion?1774W
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
As explained to the hon. Member for King's Norton (Mr. Dennison) on 10th February, the cost of a private soldier varies according to the conditions of his service. But the hon. Member will find a broad comparison between the cost of a Regular infantry battalion serving at home and a Territorial infantry battalion in the figures given on pages 65 and 255 of Army Estimates for 1926.