asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is intended during the present year to take steps to raise the second battalions of Militia regiments referred to in Schedule (G) of the War Office Committee on Organization; whether recruits are in future to be enlisted for particular regiments or for particular brigades; and, whether it is intended to assimilate the clothing of Militia regiments (except facings and lace) to that of the brigades to which they are to be attached?
§ MR. CARDWELL
Sir, it is intended that, as soon as the Act is passed, immediate measures shall be taken to carry the recommendations into effect, and no time will be lost in making the arrangements for the second battalions. Power has already been taken in the Mutiny Act to enlist for the brigade in cavalry regiments. It is, therefore, the intention that enlistment shall be for the brigade. It is intended to review the whole question of clothing in connection with the new arrangements.