HC Deb 05 June 1882 vol 270 cc75-6

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether a Volunteer Corps in any district is or is not a part of the territorial regiment of that district; and, if it is, will it be numbered as a battalion of that regiment and be required to assimilate its uniform, and will the Volunteer Officers be liable to be called upon to serve on Regimental Courts Martial?


Yes, Sir; an Infantry Volunteer Corps is part of the territorial regiment. But, as to the numbering and uniform of the battalions, I am anxious not to make changes in advance of the general wish of the Volunteers themselves, and I do not propose to do more than we have done until those wishes are generally expressed. When Volunteer Officers are subject to Military Law they are undoubtedly liable to serve on courts martial. But, as a matter of practice, they would probably not be detailed so to serve unless known to possess the necessary knowledge of the law.