asked the Secretary of State for War, What local authorities may now apply to the Secretary of State for any Military force to aid the Civil Power; and, by whom can the Yeomanry Cavalry be called out to aid the civil power?
§ MR. CARDWELL
First, the Sheriff, or any magistrate, may apply to the Secretary of State; secondly, by the Act of 1804, 44 Geo. III., c. 54, s. 23, the Yeomanry may voluntarily march on being called upon in pursuance of any order from the Lieutenant or Sheriff of the county. The Act of last Session has transferred to the Secretary of State the powers of the Lord Lieutenant, but has not interfered with those of the Sheriff.