§ MR. NOEL
asked the Under Secretary for War, what is the total annual amount of the stoppages which are deducted from the pay of cavalry officers for forage for their chargers, and whether the Government will take the matter into their consideration, with the view of doing away with those stoppages?
§ SIR JOHN RAMSDEN
said, he could not state the exact amount of those stoppages. Cavalry officers had been subjected to them for a very long period, and a reduction in their amount must, of course, be regarded as an addition to their pay. The Government had had the subject under their serious consideration, but they were not prepared at the present moment to recommend that a reduction should be made.