HC Deb 30 March 1882 vol 268 cc284-5

asked the Secretary of State for War, How many Militia Battalions have to adopt an entire change of uniform this year, and what is the total estimated amount of compensation to the officers of those Battalions at twenty-five pounds each?


Sir, in reply to the hon. Baronet, I have to state that the total number of Militia battalions which will be compelled to change to or from red, green, and Highland uniforms is 31. Of these I am not certain whe- ther more than 24 will have to change during the next financial year. If 31 change, the allowance to be paid to officers will be £15,175. If 24 only change it will be £12,475.