HC Deb 04 July 1856 vol 143 cc320-1

said, he would beg to ask the hon. Under-Secretary for War whether the three regiments—the 36th, 67th, and 69th, which have now been about five years stationed in the West India islands—were shortly to be relieved? The usual time for such service was only three years.


said, that the delay had been caused by the necessity of concentrating the troops in the Crimea. The Government had no wish to detain those troops in the West Indies beyond their time. They were at present on their way to this country. It was impossible at present to say what would be their destination.