HC Deb 16 July 1906 vol 160 cc1322-3

On behalf of the hon. Member for West Marylebone, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the expenses which will fall upon married officers of the condemned battalion of Coldstream Guards owing to their proceeding to Egypt for the winter in response to the appeal from the Government; and whether, in view of the special circumstances of the case, the Government will be prepared to contribute towards those expenses.


The various arrangements involved in the decision to despatch this battalion to Egypt have not yet been worked out in detail. I am not, therefore, in a position to give the hon. Baronet any definite reply to his Questions.