HC Deb 25 April 1876 vol 228 c1627

asked the Secretary of State for War, If the Irish Militia Regiments ordered this year to encampments in England will be located in standing camps; whether mess tents and furniture will be provided for the officers, and if kitchens will have been built previous to their arrival for the officers and men; and, whether any allowance will be made to the officers beyond what they ordinarily receive in quarters to cover the extra expense which encamping at a distance from their counties will entail?


These regiments will be in standing camps, and mess tents and furniture will be provided for them as for the Regular troops; cooking stoves will be issued for officers' and non-commissioned officers' messes; and the same facilities will be afforded to the men for cooking as for the Regular troops. Officers will be granted the usual field allowance and mess allowances as when training, with half-lodging allowance for extra furniture.