§ SIR ARTHUR BIGNOLD (Wick Burghs)
To ask the Secretary of State for India in view of the fact that the officers of cavalry regiments on Home service are supplied by Government with two chargers and regimental saddlery, if the Indian Government will similarly provide for officers of such regiments which are sent on service to India.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) The facts are as stated, but the conditions of service of officers of cavalry regiments in India are not the same as at home; and on the 3rd March, 1904, the Government of India informed my predecessor that, in view of all the circumstances, they considered the issue of chargers free of cost to be unnecessary in that country. Mr. Brodrick agreed with the Government of India, and I see no sufficient cause for differing.