HC Deb 29 July 1867 vol 189 cc330-1

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, with reference to the detention of the 86th regiment when bound for the Mauritius, at the Cape, Whether it is the intention to make any and what compensation to the Officers for the extra expenses they have been compelled to incur, there being as alleged no preparation for them at Port Elizabeth, the station to which they were so ordered?


said, that the 86th had been detained at the Cape on their way to the Mauritius on account of the dreadful fever which had lately prevailed in that colony. He had not heard any complaints of the officers having incurred any extra expense. Till he had an account before him he could not say what course he might be inclined to take in regard to compensation for extra expenses.