HC Deb 25 October 1906 vol 163 c401

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to deprive Scotland of the Cavalry regiment which has hitherto been quartered in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) This question is under consideration. The ultimate decision must depend, not on local considerations, but on requirements of training and efficiency which concern the Army as a whole. Whether arrangements can be made which will admit of Cavalry training at Edinburgh sufficient to comply with the high standard of to-day remains to be seen. The present decision turns simply on the fact that Piershill Barracks, the only available accommodation, are, from a sanitary point of view, no longer a proper place in which to house a cavalry regiment.