HC Deb 08 July 1867 vol 188 c1191

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is true that the Cavalry Regiments who marched from Aldershot to Hounslow to take part in the intended Review were left in camp entirely without rations until the following morning?


said, he wished to ask, Whether it is true that troops who started from Aldershot early in the morning, and arrived at Hounslow at between one and two, did not receive their rations till about four or five in the afternoon?


said, he was happy to say the case was not quite so bad as might be inferred from the hon. Gentleman's (Mr. Carington's) Question. The troops who arrived on that day were not left in camp without rations till the following morning; but he was afraid—and that answer would apply to the inquiry of the noble Lord—that troops who arrived at Hounslow from Aldershot between eight and nine in the morning did not receive any rations till four o'clock in the afternoon. There appeared to have been great want of care in some quarter. They were now endeavouring, but as yet had been unable, to ascertain the whole of the facts. If the hon. Member liked to repeat his Question on a future day there should be no concealment in the matter.