HC Deb 30 October 1884 vol 293 c529

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, in preparing the Army Estimates for next year, he will make provision for the travelling expenses of those Volunteer officers who tender themselves for examination in tactics, and are consequently required to attend at the head quarters of the district for the purpose of undergoing the examination?


The examination is altogether optional, though, if passed, it secures a special capitation rate to the corps. Under these circumstances, I do not contemplate any change in the Regulation which requires the officer to pay his own travelling expenses. Under the present Rules, an officer belonging to a corps distant from the ordinary place of examination may have his examination at another station, if there be one more conveniently situated.