§ Lord BALCARRES
asked what is the peace establishment in horses of the three line cavalry brigades which were trained on Salisbury Plain this year; how many horses were brought with them when they arrived for manœuvres and how many horses were returned in the field states as fit for work after the first week?
§ Mr. HALDANE
The peace establishment of the three brigades, including chargers, is 4,635. The field states available show the fighting strengths to have been 2,680 on 1st September and 2,511 on 10th September. It must be remembered that all the horses under six years of age were left behind, and that the regiments had already been undergoing severe brigade training for about a month previously.