HC Deb 04 February 1887 vol 310 cc651-2

asked the Secretary of State for War, If the Com- mittee appointed to report upon the proposed increase in the Volunteer Capitation Grant have recommended any allowance in connection with marching columns; and, if such recommendation will receive his sanction?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

Yes, Sir; the Committee have recommended that a daily allowance of 2s. a day per man, as in the case of camps, should be given to such corps as preferred to join an organized marching column for three days. I understand that it would be a great convenience to many Volunteer corps who are now making their Spring arrangements to have early information as to this recommendation; and therefore I may say at once that is one which we intend to propose for adoption.