HC Deb 17 February 1908 vol 184 cc420-1
MR. WATT (Glasgow, College)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, whose headquarters are in Glasgow, are to be disbanded; whether he is aware that the members of that corps belong entirely to the artisan class; that last year that battalion had a larger increase in strength than any other of the Highland Light Infantry battalions; and, seeing that they have the most recently built headquarters in Glasgow, at the cost of £13,000, and that they have only recently incurred expense in changing their uniform to the kilt, whether he will provide for the retention of this battalion.


As I explained to the House last Tuesday, I cannot at present state how far existing units will be affected by the new scheme, and I am therefore unable to answer the Questions concerning the future of this particular unit. The facts concerning the regiment are as stated in the Question.