HC Deb 08 February 1900 vol 78 cc911-2
SIR CAMERON GULL (Devonshire, Barnstaple)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War will he explain why the Devonshire company of the Imperial Yeomanry has been notified that it will not embark for another three weeks, although it has been in continuous training for a month and has been very favourably reported on both by the inspecting officer and by the colonel commanding.


Transport is assigned for companies of Yeomanry on the application of the Imperial Yeomanry Committee; and the order in which the companies are taken rests entirely with that Committee. The Committee's requisition for transport for the Devonshire Company was received on the 29th January; but by that time all ships available for the carriage of horses had been appropriated for other companies and for the 4th Cavalry Brigade. No further horse transports can now be available till the 21st instant.