HC Deb 13 June 1878 vol 240 c1389

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether General Order No. 36, 1st of May 1878, laying down that "service in the Reserve will reckon towards pension but not towards good conduct pay" is not inconsistent with the terms upon which men entered the Reserve as laid down in Clause 9, Reserve Force Circulars 1870, and inserted in the soldiers' small books; whether he is in a position to state that the General Order referred to has been or will be cancelled; and, whether he will consider the propriety, in any future Regulation which may be issued, of making the privilege of counting Reserve service towards good conduct pay conditional on the possession of one good conduct badge at the time of joining the Reserve?


in reply, said, it was true that the General Order in question was not quite consistent; but, the attention of the War Office having been called to the matter, an alteration had been already made, and would shortly be published, bringing the terms of the Order into complete harmony with the attestation papers.