HC Deb 12 April 1867 vol 186 cc1598-9

said, he rose to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will lay upon the table a Return of the Rugs and other Barrack Stores put on board the Lady Eglinton steamer which sailed from Dublin for Tilbury Fort, Gravesend, on the 27th March, with the Depôt 83rd Regiment, and to show what provision was made for the men's comfort during a voyage of four days and nights?


said, in reply, that, in consequence of the notice of the right hon. and gallant Member's Question, he made inquiries on the subject at the Horse Guards, and he found that the circumstances were such as he had mentioned. He regretted to find that the depôt of the 83rd Regiment were put on board the Lady Eglinton without the usual supply of rugs and barrack stores ordinarily supplied to troops under such circumstances. He was unable then to say who was to blame for it; but inquiries were being made into it by the Quartermaster General.

Motion agreed to.

House at rising to adjourn till Monday the 29th day of this instant April.