HC Deb 20 November 1888 vol 330 cc1648-9
MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

asked the Secretary of State for War, If there is any surplus from the camp allowance grant assigned to Volunteer corps in the past drill season available for proportionate division among the corps which have earned a greater sum, in accordance with the undertaking given; and, if so, when, and in what manner, it will be distributed?


(who replied) said: I much regret that there is no surplus on the item of camp allowance; but provision can be made from the Estimates for defraying the extra expenses incurred in camp by the Artillery Volunteers. My right hon. Friend (Mr. E. Stanhope) wishes that the case of the Infantry Volunteers could also have been met; but it must be remembered that the allotment of the money for camp allowance was made months before the camps were formed; and that the effect of the concession asked for would be to penalize those corps which observed the fixed limit, as compared with those which took into camp numbers in excess of those authorized.