HC Deb 22 July 1856 vol 143 c1219

said, he wished to ask the hon. Under Secretary for War whether Her Majesty's Government were disposed to relieve private families as much as possible from the inconvenience of the present system of billeting in Scotland, by making other arrangements for the accommodation of recruiting parties and of the permanent staffs of the militia?


said, that the permanent staff of each militia regiment in Scotland did not exceed some twenty-five or thirty persons, and that the Government would take into their consideration whether some arrangements for billeting them could not be resorted to different from those which at present prevailed. With reference to the recruiting parties, he could give no decided answer.