HC Deb 02 June 1882 vol 269 c1933

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he has any intention of proposing any alteration in the present system of travelling allowances to the head quarter companies of Volunteer Corps, whereby they only receive two shillings and sixpence per man when the regimental camp is held more than five miles distant from the head quarters, whereas the outlying companies receive five shillings per man, although the camp may be within five miles of their locality?


Yes, Sir; it is in contemplation to give the travelling allowance of 5s. per man to the head-quarter batteries of Artillery Volunteers, since they have to proceed to considerable distances to camp for heavy gun practice. It is not, however, intended to increase the travelling allowance for the head-quarter companies of the Infantry Volunteers. It must be remembered that the sum granted is intended to form a fund to defray, or help to defray, travelling expenses for the whole corps, and not to be allotted to particular companies.