HC Deb 03 June 1881 vol 262 cc4-5

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will give to battalions of infantry Militia, about to be assimilated to battalions of the regular army, as regards lace and frogs, the same increase of three mounted officers as he is about to give to battalions of the regular Army (making them five instead of two for a Line battalion at home of only 480 rank and file) in order to place the Militia on an equal footing, as regards drill and field exercise, with the Line battalions of the territorial regiment to which they belong; and, whether such officers will receive the increased pay and allowances to which mounted officers are entitled?


Sir, on behalf of my right hon. Friend, I have to say that there is no intention to increase the numbers of mounted officers in the Militia.