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Estimates (Cost Per Head)

Volume 161: debated on Wednesday 14 March 1923

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asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he will state what is the cost to the country per head for a Territorial soldier, including officers, and for a soldier, including officers, in the Regular Army, including the Militia?

As regards the Territorial Army, the hon. Member will find at the foot of page 38 of the Army Estimates just published a table

Half Pay.Retired Pay.
Nos.Total Annual Amount.Nos.Total Annual Amount.
Major - Generals (including Surgeon-Generals).2821,674214185,945
It is essential that there should be a number of officers of these ranks on half pay at any time in order to provide a field of selection for appointments falling vacant.