HC Deb 14 April 1887 vol 313 cc885-6

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the decision, announced in yesterday's papers, as to the reduction of the Royal Horse Artillery, is absolutely final; or, whether he will grant further facilities for its discussion in this House?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STASHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

Yes, Sir; the decision announced in the papers yesterday is final. The hon. and gallant Gentleman is, no doubt, aware that after the very full discussion which took place in this House on the subject, and after further consideration, I came to the conclusion that one of the batteries then intended to be converted should remain a Horse Artillery battery.


said, in consequence of the somewhat disappointing answer of the right hon. Gentleman, he begged to give Notice that on the earliest opportunity afforded him he would call the attention of the House to the question, in order that the waste of money which many competent judges thought would take place upon this reduction might, if it could not altogether be prevented, be diminished as much as possible.