§ MR. HAYTER
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will consider the propriety of providing in the next Estimate for the Autumn Manœuvres, for the expanse of providing waterproof sheeting for the horses of non-commissioned officers and troopers of the cavalry similar to that now in general use by the officers for their own chargers, and in lieu of the heavy rugs issued in the late severe weather; and, whether any portion of the price of the spirits issued to the troops at the Camp on the Coldingley Heath will be charged to the non-commissioned officers and men?
MR. GATHORNE HARDY
, in reply, said, that the mode of protecting horses was one upon which all military authorities were not agreed, some preferring one way, some another; but some steps would be taken in the matter. With regard to the second part of the Question, the charges referred to had been made, but owing to the exceptional circumstances of the case he had given directions that they should be remitted.