§ MAJOR ANSTRUTHER-GRAY (St. Andrews Burghs)
I beg to ask the 452 Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that three cavalry regiments form a brigade, he will consider the advisability of assigning a cavalry brigade of three regiments to Scotland instead of the two cavalry regiments he hopes to quarter in that country.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. HALDANE, Haddington)
As a matter of policy endeavours will be made in future to keep the cavalry regiments which form a brigade as closely concentrated in peace as possible, but I am unable to say at present whether it will be possible to quarter a brigade in Scotland. The adoption of a general system of allotting a brigade of cavalry to each command would involve a considerable addition to the cavalry as a whole.
§ MAJOR ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
Has the right hon. Gentleman abandoned the idea of quartering two cavalry regiments in Scotland?