HC Deb 16 July 1908 vol 192 c1073
MR. BRODIE (Surrey, Reigate)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether the Government contemplate withdrawing any of the British troops, now there, from South Africa, if so, what number of them and on what date; and whether, in the interest of economy, lie has considered the desirability of concentrating the troops in South Africa nearer the coast, and what, if any, are his plans in this respect.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) One regiment of cavalry and four battalions of infantry will be withdrawn from South Africa on dates commencing with 7th September and ending on 6th February. The future disposition in South Africa of the garrison is now under consideration.