§ SIR ALEXANDER GORDON
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether any difficulties have been experienced in carrying into effect the scheme called the "Localization of the Forces," as regards the relief of battalions abroad by their linked battalions from home; and, if so, what steps have been taken in consequence?
MR. GATHORNE HARDY,
in reply, said, that the Localization Scheme was not intended to be in full operation before the year 1879 or 1880. At present no difficulties had been experienced in this matter, but, if they should arise, it would, of course, be necessary to modify the scheme accordingly.