HC Deb 05 April 1872 vol 210 cc813-4

asked the Secretary of State for War, Why the Officers and a portion of the East Norfolk Militia have been deprived of barrack accommodation at Great Yarmouth, owing to the Detachment of the 33rd Regiment being ordered to remain after they had received orders to vacate the barracks, prior to the East Norfolk Militia assembling for their annual training; and as, under the new Regulations, Militia Surgeons are not allowed to examine recruits, give medical attendance to the permanent staff, or to attend preliminary drill of the recruits, from which sources the principal part of their pay has hitherto been derived, and as many have partially or wholly abandoned private practice to enable them to perform their Militia duties, in what way he proposes to remunerate them?


In answer, Sir, to the first Question of the hon. Baronet I have to state that it has been necessary to refer to the General Officer commanding, and there has not yet been time to receive an answer. As to the second Question, I hope that there will be considerable economy in the new arrangements, because in certain instances a larger expenditure has hitherto occurred than will be justified under the present system. I am not prepared to commit myself to any declaration respecting compensation, beyond saying that all claims that may be sent in will be fairly considered.

Forward to