HC Deb 17 April 1877 vol 233 c1268

asked the Secretary of State for War, with reference to his reply to the honourable Member for County Leitrim to the effect that it was intended to adhere to the regulation limiting the command of a regiment to a period of five years, Whether it is also intended strictly to carry out in its integrity the similar regulation limiting Staff commands and Staff appointments to fixed periods?


in reply, said, it was the intention of the Government to carry out the regulation as it was laid down, and it would be only under very special circumstances indeed that it would be departed from.