§ SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether it will be possible to give the House further information as to reinforcement of the garrison of the coaling station of Sierra Leone; whether the West African Frontier Force would be available for service in Sierra Leone in time of war; and whether the Government have considered the relations which will arise between this Colonial Office Force, the Niger Company's Force under the Foreign Office, and the West India Regiment, Garrison Artillery, and other Forces under the War Office, in respect of command?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I do not think I can give any information with regard to the first paragraph of the Question. As regards the second paragraph, the answer is in the affirmative, and so also is the answer to the third paragraph.