HC Deb 13 March 1860 vol 157 cc447-8

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether, under the operation of the General Order of his Royal Highness the General Commanding-in-Chief, with the sanction of the Secretary of State for War, of date of the 23rd day of February last, by which Cavalry Officers below the rank of Field Officers are enabled to obtain their chargers from the remount or other horses on the effective strength of the regiment, it will be the duty of the Inspecting Generals of Cavalry to pass such horses, as fulfilling the obligation of Officers to provide themselves with Chargers adequate to the Service; or whether the Inspecting Generals are to continue to estimate the efficiency of Officers' chargers by the same standard of excellence as has been the usage under the former system, by which Officers had to provide themselves with horses of a much more expensive description, on their own responsibility?


said, that of course care would be taken that in the selection of the horses the best would be provided for the Officers and Troops. His Royal Highness the General Commanding-in-Chief would make such regulations so that the object of the general order should not be defeated.