HC Deb 21 June 1897 vol 50 cc435-6

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the 2nd Dragoon Guards, when sent to Shorn-cliff e, were informed that they would be quartered there until the end of this year; that, upon this understanding, several of the officers took houses in the neighbourhood at great expense to last out this time; and that last week notice was given to them to be ready to depart for London within a week, and to go thence to York; and will the Secretary of State for War indemnify these officers who upon such short notice have had to make so great a sacrifice?


The duration of a regiment's stay at any particular station must depend on circumstances, and no information as to the term of its stay at Shorncliffe could have been given by authority to the regiment referred to. On the other hand, it was intimated in the February Army Orders that the regiment would proceed to Yorkshire after the summer drills at Aldershot. There would therefore appear to be no ground for compensation.