§ 35. Mr. RENWICK
asked the Secretary of State for War whether it can be arranged to have a march through the streets of Newcastle of as many as possible of the various battalions of Northumberland Fusiliers on St. George's Day, 23rd April, that day being a holiday on Tyne-side and St. George being the patron saint of the Northumberland Fusiliers?
§ 36. Mr. GRATTAN DOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the splendid record of the Northumberland Fusiliers, including the locally raised and trained Tyneside Irish, Tyneside Scottish, and Chamber of Commerce Brigades, which were specially 1180 inspected and complimented by His Majesty the King and Lord Kitchener before being taken over by the War Office, he will see his way to sanction a public march through the streets of Newcastle-upon-Tyne on St. George's Day, St. George being the patron saint of the regiment, of such of the battalions as are available?
(Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury): The question of local receptions of troops is being discussed with the county and other authorities concerned, and I hope to make a statement shortly.