HC Deb 18 June 1891 vol 354 cc791-2
MR. TUITE (Westmeath, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War can he state the reason why the band of the Westmeath Rifles (Militia) does not accompany the regiment to chapel, in accordance with the practice which prevailed at all previous trainings; and whether, having regard to the dissatisfaction which the discontinuance of the practice has created among the men, he will direct that the band accompany the regiment as hitherto?


The commanding officer reports that since the regiment has been out for training, the men proceeding to church have every Sunday been accompanied by band or buglers.


I can only say that when I was there the band did not accompany the regiment to chapel.