HC Deb 03 December 1902 vol 115 cc1053-4

To ask the Secretary of State for whether he can state how many drafts of the 9th Lancers have been sent out to India this year, the strength of each draft, and the dates of their departure from England and arrival in India; and whether any further drafts are to be sent out during the present trooping season.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I think an inconvenient precedent would be made if details of drafts joining particular regiments were given, and, as much labour would be entailed on the officers concerned if such demands became general, I fear I must ask the hon. and gallant Member to forego the in formation.