HC Deb 04 March 1879 vol 244 cc129-30

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether officers of regiments now ordered on active service to the Cape will, if sent on subsequently to India, be allowed conveyance of baggage from England to India in the same proportion as if they had gone to India direct from England?


, in reply, said, that he had been informed that the officers ordered on active service to the Cape had taken, in all cases, the usual amount of baggage; but if, owing to the shortness of time allowed for making preparations, or any other cause, and from no fault of their own, it could be shown by an individual officer that he had not really been able to procure such articles as were required for India, the War Office would endeavour to make arrangements for forwarding such baggage to India free of cost to the officers.