HC Deb 01 March 1900 vol 79 c1419
MR. COLSTON () Gloucestershire, Thornbury

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War on what system Militia battalions are embodied or are selected for service in South Africa; and whether in making such selection any special consideration is given to the certificates held by the officers, or the figure of merit (musketry) and numerical strength and efficiency of battalions.


The selection of battalions rests with the Commander-in-Chief, whose hands it is not expedient to fetter in any way in the matter.