HC Deb 16 June 1902 vol 109 c694
MR. BATTY LANGLEY (Sheffield, Attercliffe)

On behalf of the hon. Member for the Spalding Division of Lincolnshire, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War on what date the SS. "Syria," with the Lincolnshire Volunteers on board, is expected to arrive at Southampton; and whether, if they arrive on 25th June, he will make arrangements for them to be disembarked at once, so that they can arrive in Lincolnshire in time for the Coronation celebrations on 26th June.


The SS. "Syria" is due, approximately, on June 25th, but the exact date cannot be fixed till the ship leaves Las Palmas, about the 20th instant. In event of the vessel arriving on the 25th, the Volunteer companies on board will be despatched so as to arrive at their destination during the forenoon of the 26th instant.