§ MR. LEA (St. Pancras, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War why the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards has not yet been relieved by another infantry regiment and brought home and disbanded; and how much longer is this promised relief to the British taxpayer to be delayed.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. BUCHANAN, Perthshire, E.)
It has not yet been found practicable to withdraw this battalion from the British Army of occupation in Egypt. At the present moment therefore I am not in a position to give my hon. friend any definite reply to the latter part of his Question.