§ MR. BATHURST (Gloucestershire, Cirencester)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether arrangements have now been made with the Council of St. Helena as to the landing of troops from South Africa at St. Helena, and whether he can give any information as to the probable date of the relief of the 4th Battalion Gloucester Regiment (Militia) by a regular regiment.
§ *MR. BRODRICK
Communications have been addressed to the Government of St. Helena on this question. There is some difficulty as to precautions for the prevention of an introduction of the plague into the island, but I hope the relief may be shortly effected.