HC Deb 15 April 1890 vol 343 c551

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the absence of regular troops from the operations at Folkestone caused disappointment to the Volunteers, and if, as regular troops were allowed to co-operate with the Volunteers at Portsmouth, he would, considering the vicinity of Shorncliffe to Dover, take the necessary steps to procure the presence of regular troops to act with the Volunteers at Dover in future reviews?


Full discretion in these matters is left to the General Officer commanding the district. As the hon. Member wishes it, I will, with a view to the future, ascertain from the General Officer at Dover the reasons which led him to decide as he did.