§ VISCOUNT HARDINGE
moved an Address for a Return of the Establishment, 1233 Effective Strength, and Numbers present at the Training of Militia regiments in 1860; and a similar return for the present year. What he wished to ascertain was how the regiments had come out this year, numerically speaking, as compared with last year?
EARL DE GREY AND RIPON
said, his noble Friend the Secretary for War, who had been obliged to leave the House owing to other engagements, had commissioned him to say that the Militia had come up during the present year in greater numbers, and had displayed greater efficiency, than was the case last year. Perhaps the noble Viscount would not move the return at the present moment. His noble Friend had ordered a comparative return to be prepared giving the precise information which was desired, and it was a great source of satisfaction to his noble Friend and the Government that this return would show increased numbers and efficiency on the part of the Militia in the present year.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ House adjourned at half past Seven o'clock, to Friday next, half past Ten o'clock.