§ MR. RIDLEY
asked the Secretary of State for War, If he can state the reason why, in the Scheme which has been laid upon the Table of the House, the 102nd and 103rd Regiments, being both Indian Fusilier Regiments, have been attached respectively to the 83rd and 97th Regiments, which are both Irish Regiments; and, whether he would consider the expediency of linking the 102nd and 103rd together on account of their similarity as regards history, age, and designation?
§ SIR HENRY STORKS
, in the absence of the Secretary of State for War, said: The course adopted with respect to the 102nd and 103rd Regiments had been sanctioned in order to facilitate the arrangements of the roster of reliefs. The expediency of linking these two regiments together is under further consideration.