HC Deb 18 February 1898 vol 53 cc1048-9

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for War whether there is any intention of removing the 1st Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment from Brighton during the present year; and whether the Secretary of State for War has received any representation on this subject from the borough of Brighton; and, if so, whether he will give a favourable consideration to such representations, and to the widespread desire on the part of the people of Sussex, that the regiment territorially connected with the county may be permitted to remain there for a further period, seeing that it is upwards of 70 years since the regiment was last quartered in the county?


It is nearly the turn of this battalion to proceed abroad, and as it is necessary that it should go through a course of training at Alder shot before doing so, I regret to say that it will not be practicable to retain it at Brighton beyond next summer. A reply in this sense has been made to a representation received from the Mayor of Brighton.