HC Deb 04 May 1908 vol 187 cc1645-6
MR. HICKS BEACH (Gloucestershire, Tewkesbury)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War how many troops have been under canvas in Great Britain during the month of April; and whether there is a King's regulation to the effect that no troops shall go under canvas before 1st May.


Under paragraph 1,362 King's regulations General Officers Commanding-in-Chief are permitted to approve the placing of troops under canvas before the 1st May. As these matters rest within their discretion no statistics of the character required by the Question are forwarded to the War Office.