SIR H. DRUMMOND WOLFE
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Her Majesty's Government have received any information relative to the substitution by the Russian Government in the Caucasus of a system of conscription for the former system of voluntary enlistment for the Army; and, whether any report has been received on the subject from Her Majesty's Ambassador at St. Petersburg, or any of Her Majesty's Diplomatic or Consular agents in Russia or Turkey?
LORD EDMOND FITZMATJEICE
A Report on the subject was received last year; but Her Majesty's Government have not been informed that any decision on the subject has as yet been arrived at. It is not usual, however, to lay Papers relating to military matters.