HC Deb 18 March 1897 vol 47 c926
CAPTAIN BAGOT (Westmoreland, Kendal)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary for War whether the Cold-stream and Scots Guards will have their respective bands augmented in proportion to the increase in these regiments, or whether it is intended to reduce the bands of the Grenadiers to the present lower establishments of the other two regiments?


also asked the Under Secretary of State for War whether it is in contemplation to reduce the number of officers in any of the existing battalions of Guards; and, if so, what will be the extent of the reduction; and whether the establishment of officers of the proposed new battalions of Guards will be the same as that of existing battalions?


There is no intention to reduce the number of officers in any existing battalion of Guards. The establishment of officers for the two new battalions and for the depot is under consideration. This and other matters, such as that referred to in the first of the Questions, form the subject of correspondence still in progress between the Adjutant General and the General Officer commanding the brigade of Guards.