HC Deb 04 June 1868 vol 192 c1111

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is conducive to the health and discipline of officers and men to send them from their depots in England so that they shall arrive in India during the months of April or May; thus spending their summer, exposed to the heat at Kurrachee or elsewhere, away from the Commanding Officers of their own regiments, or occupied in travelling during the intense heat of summer to join their regiments in the North-West Provinces?


said, in reply, that last year, in consequence of the system of sending troops overland to India, some of them did arrive somewhat later than they should have done; but with regard to the transport of troops in the approaching season, he hoped none of them would arrive in India later than the month of February.