HC Deb 17 June 1886 vol 306 cc1718-9
MR. PALMER (Durham, Jarrow)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether section 460, Volunteer Regulations, referring to the assembly of Corps during Parliamentary elections, apply to recruits and small bodies of Volunteers under training or instruction in camp?

MR. DONKIN (Tynemouth)

asked whether the Artillery Volunteers at Tynemouth, numbering 240, would be allowed to assemble and go into barracks on the 24th instant?


I think the case referred to by the hon. Member for Tynemouth does fall under the provision of Section 460 of the Volunteer Regulations, and that such an assembly cannot be allowed. I am, however, of opinion that the restriction would not apply to a small party of recruits or other Volunteers assembled merely for instructional purposes.