SIR F. FITZ WYGRAM (Hants, Fareham)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is true, as currently reported, that there is a deficiency of qualified candidates for commissions in cavalry regiments?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
No, Sir; it is not true. At present there are 13 unappropriated vacancies in the cavalry of the line, and 15 candidates for them will be ready within a fortnight. Besides these, there are at least 60 Militia officers who have qualified, some of whom would be available in case of emergency.