HC Deb 10 August 1904 vol 140 cc18-9

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the expedient of granting long furlough to troops quartered in India, with a view to rendering long service there more popular, has been considered and rejected.


The King's Regulations already provide for the grant of furloughs to troops quartered in India under certain conditions, but I am aware that the question of granting longer and more general furloughs has engaged much attention. I believe if it be found necessary to retain men in India for very long periods it would be well worth while to consider the question raised by my hon. friend, but my hope is that the soldiers' term of service in India will be curtailed rather than extended.