HC Deb 19 March 1861 vol 162 cc17-8

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, Whether it is intended to change the denomination and alter the uniform and equipment of several Regiments of Cavalry, and to add three Cavalry Regiments to the number now existing?


said, he presumed that the hon. and gallant Gentleman alluded to the three cavalry regiments which were to be formed in India. The House was aware that under the Act of last Session the enlistment for the local European army in India had become illegal, and measures had been taken to form out of the five regiments of local European cavalry in Bengal three regiments for general service. With respect to the other part of the question of the hon. and gallant Gentleman, the proportion of regiments of light cavalry in the service had been under consideration, he could not inform him whether any decision had been arrived at with reference to the subject.