HC Deb 29 April 1898 vol 56 c1550
MAJOR F. C. RASCH (Essex, S.E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Mauritius is a General's Command, with a Brigadier General, Adjutant General, and Staff, and a garrison of 350 infantry, one battery, and one company Royal Engineers; and whether, as the Brigadier has recently been promoted, he will consider the advisability of suppressing the General and Staff before making a fresh appointment?


The Secretary of State is anxious to suppress superfluous staff appointments, but the garrison of Mauritius has been recently augmented, and it is not considered desirable to diminish the Staff.