HC Deb 06 February 1956 vol 548 cc163-4W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for War how many Army bands exist at present; and what was their total cost in 1955.

Mr. Head

There are 117 Regular and 156 Territorial Army bands. Apart from the maintenance, etc., of the personnel, the cost to public funds is rather under £100,000 a year.