§ MR. J. G. TALBOT
asked the Secretary of State for War, If he would state to the House, how many years it is proposed that the 81st Regiment should serve in India, that regiment being ordered to go there in October next, and having already completed more than four years' service at Gibraltar, while its affiliated regiment, the 47th, has been for a longer period on home service?
MR. GATHORNE HARDY
, in reply, said, that the 81st Regiment would have to serve eight years more in order to complete the 12 years of foreign service. Its affiliated regiment, the 47th, had during the last 14 years been six years at home and eight years abroad; and no doubt the relative positions of the two regiments would by-and-by be changed.