HC Deb 22 May 1865 vol 179 c641

said, he would beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, Whether and change is about to made in the present organization of the Military Train; and, whether the Officers are now allowed to purchase their steps as in other Regiments of the Line?


said, in reply, that some alterations had just been made in the organization of the Military Train, the principal of which was that the force would no more be divided into battalions, but would be formed into one regiment. The subject of making the regiment a purchase corps had also been under consideration. No final decision, however, had been come to upon that point, and if such a change were adopted, it would be gradually carried into effect, so as not to interfere with existing rights.