§ Mr. LORT-WILLIAMS
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that some officers and men of the l/9th Hants Regiment, formerly in India, and now in Siberia, have been away from England for more than three and a half years; and whether he can say when this regiment may be expected to arrive in this country?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
This battalion has served abroad since February, 1916. As 1 stated in reply to a question yesterday by the hon. and gallant Member for Peters-field, the troops in Siberia are being withdrawn. It is hoped that the battalion will embark for this country within a month.