§ SIR FRANCIS EVANS (Maidstone)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that it is impossible to obtain by purchase or otherwise a copy of the King's Regulations, or the Manual of Military Engineering, and the several other books required by officers preparing for their promotion examinations; and, if so, whether he will order the reprint of such books.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton
As I explained to the House on a previous occasion several of the text-books are under revision, owing to changes in Army organisation and duties, but every effort is being made to complete the work as rapidly as possible. It has been found necessary in many cases to thoroughly re-write the books concerned, which involves considerable care and time. In most cases, therefore, a reprint of the old work would be useless. As regards the King's Regulations, a few copies can be purchased from the War Office in the usual manner.