§ MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War has the 3rd Division of the 1st Army Corps been formed; if so, what is its strength; and, if not, when is it proposed to form it; and can he explain why this is not done before proceeding with the formation of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Army Corps; is it intended to continue the formation of the 5th and 6th Army Corps; and, if so, will their formation be initiated by the appointment of their commanders and staff.
§ *MR. BRODRICK
One brigade of the 3rd Division of the 1st Army Corps is already quartered in the Command. Its strength is 3,320. The barracks for the 2nd brigade are not at present available, and the troops are quartered elsewhere in Great Britain. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Army Corps which have been formed are far advanced to completion, as shown in the Returns recently laid before Parliament. The formation of the 5th and 6th Corps will not take place till a considerable number of the units are available in the districts affected.