§ Major M'LEAN
asked the Secretary of State for War if the 1st Battalion Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) is to be disbanded; and if he is aware of the strong feeling which exists against disbandment owing to the historic relations existing between this regiment and Canada?
§ Sir R. SANDERS
The reply to both parts of the question is in the affirmative. My right hon. Friend has received the representations made for the retention of the unit owing to its historic connection with Canada, but he cannot advise the King to reconsider the decision, which His Majesty approved with the deepest regret, to disband this distinguished battalion.