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RETURN to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons,
dated 12th March, 1907:-for,

"RETURN showing approximately the RECURRENT ARMY EXPENDITURE provided for in the current Estimates (1907-08), classified (with due proportionate charges for administration, pension, transport, &c.) under the following heads and subheads:

(1.) Mobile defence:

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(2.) Fixed Garrisons :

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(a.) Troops Abroad (exclusive of India) available for Field Service; (b.) Troops at Home available for Field Service at Home or Abroad; (c.) Troops at Home available for Field Service at Home only;

(d.) Abroad (Naval Bases and Coaling Stations);

(e.) Naval Ports at Home;

(f) Commercial Ports at Home, including Woolwich and London; (3.) The Annual Interest on the Expenditure under the Military Works

Loans Acts:

War Office,

(g.) Fixed Defences and their Garrisons;

(h.) Field Army;

(4.) The Establishments on which the tables are based.

With an Explanatory Memorandum.

9th August, 1907.

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Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed,
9th August, 1907.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR HIS MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE,
BY HARRISON AND SONS, ST. MARTIN'S LANE,
PRINTERS IN ORDINARY TO HIS MAJESTY.

And to be purchased, either directly or through any Bookseller, from
WYMAN AND SONS, LTD., FETTER LANE, E.C.; and
32, ABINGDON STREET, WESTMINSTER, S.W.; or
OLIVER AND BOYD, TWEEDDALE COURT, Edinburgh; or
E. PONSONBY, 116, GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN.

1907.

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ARMY EXPENDITURE.

Return showing approximately the recurrent Army Expenditure provided for in the current Estimates (1907-08) classified (with due proportionate charges for administration, pension, transport, &c.) under the following heads and subheads :

I.—Mobile Defence-(a.) Troops Abroad (exclusive of India) available for Field Service; (6.) Troops at Home available for Field Service at Home or Abroad; (c.) Troops at Home available for Field Service at Home only. II.-Fixed Garrisons-(d.) Abroad (Naval Bases and Coaling Stations); (e.) Naval Ports at Home ; (f.) Commercial Ports at Home, including Woolwich and London. 111.— The Annual Interest on the Expenditure under the Military Works Loans Acts—(9.) Fixed Defences and their Garrisons ; (h.) Field Army. IV.-The Establishments on which the tables are based.

With an Explanatory Memorandum.

£ Net total of Army Estimates, 1907-08

27,760,000 Deduct for non-recurrent charges

£ Rearmament of Horse and Field Artillery 488,000 Reserves of small arms..

322,000
Works (Part 1. Services and purchases of Land) 344,000
Non-effective charges for Colonial and Irregular

troops, and other arrear charges arising out
of the South African War

185,000

1,339,000

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1.-Mobile Defence:

£
(a.) Troops Abroad (exclusive of India) available for Field Service 4,540,000

(6.) Troops at Home available for Field Service at Home or Abroad 13,703,000

(c.) Troops at Home available for Field Service at Home only .. 4,894,000

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III.-Annual Interest on the Expenditure under Military Works Loans

Acts :-
(9.) Fixed Defences and their Garrisons

211,000

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* Includes charges for both interest and repayment of principal under the Barracks Act, 1890, and the Military Works Acts, 1897 to 1903,

TABLE II.

EstaBLISHMENTS ON WHICH THE CALCULATIONS IN TABLE I. ARE BASED.

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* Malta and Bermuda Militia.

† Bermuda Volunteers. Agreeing with the total Home and Colonial Establishment shown on page 11 of the Army Estimates, 1907-08.

III.- EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM. In preparing the above table of Establishments, the following general principles have been observed :

Peace Establishments. The troops shown under Head II. (Fixed Garrisons at Home and Abroad) consist of Regular and Auxiliary Garrison Artillery and Engineers detailed for fixed defences, with a due proportion of medical and other departmental personnel and the West India Regiment. All other Regular and Auxiliary troops are shown under Head I. (Mobile Defence). The extent to which the Regular Infantry battalions stationed in peace time at naval bases and defended ports abroad are available for field service depends upon the circumstances of the case when war arises. As a rule, if used for such service, they would have to be replaced, wholly or partially, by Militia or other troops from the United Kingdom.

Of the Mobile Defence troops at Home (Head I. (6.) and (c.)) all Regular troops on the peace establishment are shown as available for 'field service at Home or Abroad, except the establishments of depôts and of Military Police, which are shown as available for field service at Home only.

The whole of the Auxiliary Forces, other than Garrison Artillery and Engineers detailed for the defence of Home ports, are shown as available for field service at Home only.

This distribution will be materially altered when the 'Territorial and Reserve Forces Bill comes into operation.

The figures in the table of Establishments do not include Head-quarters Staff and the Staff of Commands.

Reserves. The whole of the Army Reserve is shown under Head I. (6.) (Field Service at Home or Abroad) with the exception of the remnant of the Submarine Miners and the Garrison Artillery. The reservists of the latter

arm are divided proportionately to its peace establishment between Head I.
(6.) (Heavy Batteries included in the Field Army) and Head II. (d.), (e.), and
(f.) (Fixed Garrisons).

The remnant of the Reserve Division of the Militia is shown under
Head I. (c.) (Field Service at Home only).

Cost.

In the calculations of cost, the total sum provided in the Army Estimates of 1907-08, with the exception of the special and non-recurrent items detailed above Table I., has been distributed approximately under the prescribed heads and subheads.

In doing this, the sums provided for personnel, including pay, rations, clothing, transport, barrack accommodation and stores, personal equipment, &c., and pensions have been distributed in accordance with the Table of Establishments. The sums provided for Fortifications and Coast Defence Artillery have been charged to Fixed Garrisons, and those for Horse and Field Artillery to Mobile Defence. The remainder of the sums provided for clothing, stores and works, and those provided for staff and administration, have been distributed over the several heads in proportion to the Regular establishments.

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APPROXIMATE ESTIMATE OF THE COST

TERRITORIAL

ARMY.

OF THE PROPOSED

FORCE.

Presented to Parliament by Command of His Majesty.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR HIS MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE,
BY HARRISON AND SONS, ST. MARTIN'S LANE,
PRINTERS IN ORDINARY TO HIS MAJESTY.

And to be purchased, either directly or through any Bookseller, from
WYMAN AND SONS, LTD., FETTER LANE, E.C.; and

32, ABINGDON STREET, WESTMINSTER, S.W.; or
OLIVER AND BOYD, EDINBURGH; or

E. PONSONBY, 116, GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN.

[Cd. 3296.] Price 1d.

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