HC Deb 10 June 1887 vol 315 c1587
COLONEL EYRE (Lincolnshire, Gainsborough)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is possible to arrange for an officer from the brigade depot to be sent when necessary to the head quarters of Volunteer Corps, to examine the officers and non-commissioned officers as assistant instructors in signalling, so as to avoid the necessity of the latter being compelled to proceed for the purpose to a distant town?

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

A duly qualified officer is detailed by the General Officer commanding each district to examine the signallers of Volunteer Corps. As brigade depots are not provided with instructors of signalling, it very frequently happens that no qualified officer is stationed at a brigade depôt. I am afraid, therefore, that it would be difficult to make the proposed alteration.