§ Sir C. YATE
asked the Secretary of State for War if he can state what provision is to be made for the officers of the Southern Irish regiments now ordered to be disbanded?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON - EVANS
Officers belonging to Southern Irish regiments which may be disbanded will be considered for transfer to other regiments. They will not be penalised because they happen to belong to regi- 1735W ments which are being disbanded. There will be a large reduction in the number of officers in the Army; the reduction will be spread over the whole Army, and I hope to be able to announce the general nature of the scheme of reduction and the provision made for officers affected by it shortly.