§ MR. WARNER
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if there is any reason for not having embodied the whole of the Militia, so as to avoid leaving this country with so few trained troops; and how soon all the Militia will be embodied.
§ * MR. WYNDHAM
Fifty-six battalions of Militia are now embodied for service at home. With these Militiamen, and with the Reservists called up, and the Regulars left behind by regiments which have gone to South Africa, our barracks are quite full. A statement will be made shortly as to the Government proposals for the defence of the country.
§ [No answer was given.]