HC Deb 19 May 1879 vol 246 c694

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it be the intention of the Government to send the 58th Regiment, now serving at the Cape, direct to India upon the conclusion of the Zulu War; whether the 58th Regiment has been only five years in England after ten years' service in India; and, whether, after the last return home of that Regiment, it was not despatched on foreign service before its full time in England was completed?


, in reply, said, it was not the present intention of the Government to send the 58th Regiment to India. That regiment had been 9 years 8 months in India, and 4 years 11 months at home. It had not been sent on foreign service before the proper time, though the exigencies of the Service had curtailed the period of its stay in England.