§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office, how many infantry depots there are in England and Wales; how many officers and other ranks are on the permanent staff in those depots; and how many recruits passed through each depot during the last recruiting year?2042W
§ Mr. COOPER
There are 51 Infantry of the Line depots in England and Wales. The establishment of the permanent staff (inclusive of all administrative personnel in addition to instructors) is 357 officers and 3,072 other ranks. During the last recruiting year (ending 30th September, 1933) 14,188 recruits joined these depots, and 11,875 completed their recruit training and were passed out. Separate figures for each depot are not readily available.