HL Deb 17 June 1856 vol 142 c1572

asked if there was any intention to have an inspection of the militia before it was disembodied?


reminded the House that the militia when embodied was under the orders of the Commander in Chief, and was subject to the same regulations as regiments of the line. These latter were periodically inspected by the commanding officer of the district in which they were stationed, and the same rule applied to the militia. Under this rule, he believed that most, if not all, the militia regiments had already undergone due inspection. He took that opportunity of stating that the efficiency and discipline of the militia had met with the high approval of the Commander in Chief, who had stated that he had no expectation that so well-disciplined and efficient a force could have been got together in so short a time.