HC Deb 07 August 1900 vol 87 c916

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether it is intended to disband those regiments of Militia which were embodied, in November last before those that have only been out since May; and can he state how long the embodiment is likely to continue, inasmuch as employers of labour are anxious to know whether they are likely to got their old hands back again for the winter, or whether they will have to fill up permanently the places of the men who are now embodied.


I have already explained that it is impossible at the present time to state when disembodiment will take place, but the battalions first embodied will have a strong claim to be the first released.

MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State-for War if he will state how long it is, intended to keep the Militia Artillery regiments, which were embodied at the beginning of May, under canvas; how long the authorities mean to keep them: on active service; and, if they are to be retained on active service after 30th September, what the War Office moans to-do with them.


I can add nothing to the reply to a similar question put by-the hon. Member for the Montgomery District on the 3rd instant.† The Militia will not be kept in tents after the camping; reason is over. It is not possible at the present moment to say when the Militia will be disembodied.