§ COLONEL NAGHTEN
asked the Secretary of State for War, If he will increase the pay and allowances of the staff sergeants of the Militia under the old system to that of the new; and, if he will inform the House when the Militia Law Consolidation and Amendment Bill will be in the hands of Members?
MR. GATHORNE HARDY
Sir, no pledge can be given as to the increase of pay and allowances to the permanent 792 staff sergeants under the old system. The Militia Law Consolidation and Amendment Bill, which is being carefully revised, will probably be in the hands of Members before Thursday, the day for which it now stands.