HC Deb 07 March 1898 vol 54 c848

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether he is aware of the fact that the 1st Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment (Princess of Wales's Own) has only been stationed in its own county for nine months in 116 years, and the 2nd Battalion for eight months in 40 years; and whether the arrangements can be made for stationing the two battalions of the Yorkshire Regiment in the North Riding of Yorkshire on their return from foreign service?


The number of stations for infantry in the North of England is very small compared with the number of regiments having their territorial districts there. It is, therefore, not easy to locate a Northern battalion in its own county; but every effort will be made to station battalions in or near their own district.