§ The following question stood on the Paper in the name of Mr. HOUSTON:
§ 17. To ask the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the 2nd King Edward's Horse was a regiment raised by private subscription and effort at the beginning of the War and subsequently adopted by the War Office as a British Regular Cavalry unit; whether he is aware that the men who originally enlisted in this regiment were Britons from overseas who in many instances abandoned their positions at the call of duty; whether the men of this regiment have experienced hard fighting and distinguished themselves and are now entitled to prompt discharge and conveyance back to the foreign lands from which they came in the same manner and on the same terms as Colonial troops; and whether, notwithstanding several squadrons of this gallant regiment have been distributed amongst other British units, the men who at one time formed the regiment, whether in it now or not, will individually receive the same benefit and treatment as Colonial troops so far as discharge and transportation to their foreign homes in concerned?
§ Mr. HOUSTON
Is my right hon. Friend not aware that I have already postponed this question at his request? I have received no further request. It is a serious matter, and I hope the right hon. Gentleman will reply to-morrow.
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
I am sorry my hon. Friend has not received my request. I assure him it is a difficult question to answer, but I hope I may answer it to-morrow.