HC Deb 08 February 1858 vol 148 c861

In answer to Captain VIVIAN,


said, that arrangements had been made to reinforce our cavalry in India in the same manner as the rest of the troops there would be reinforced—by sending out draughts to the regiments already there. There was no present intention to send out any more cavalry regiments, but that, of course, would depend upon the course of events in that country and the necessities which might arise. Neither was there any intention to send out troop horses with the reinforcements; that course was attended with great risk, and the Government had reason to believe that there were already in India, or would soon be there, troop horses from the Cape, Persia, and the usual sources of supply, amply sufficient for all purposes.