§ MR. CHARLES HOBHOUSE (Bristol, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state what is the normal number of men drafted annually from the reserve of the Army, and what is the normal number of men annually completing ten years Militia service.
The average number of men who annually complete 40 their engagement in the Reserve, which I presume the hon. Member refers to, is about 15,000. The average number of men annually completing ten years service in the Militia is about 3,000.