MR. MAC INNES (Northumberland, Hexham)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War the total amount of Capitation Grant given to, or due to, the Volunteers for the years 1888 and 1889; and what conditions were imposed in reference to the increased grant of 5s.?
§ * MR. E. STANHOPE
The total Capitation Grant for 1886 was £396,894 10s., and for 1889 it amounted to £474,641 8s. The condition imposed for obtaining the 1690 increased grant of 35s. was that men of Rifle Volunteer Corps should pass into the second class in the musketry course. Men who failed in this, but fired 60 rounds of ball cartridge, hitting the target at least 12 times, obtained a grant of 10s. No conditions were imposed on corps other than rifles for obtaining the increased Capitation Grant.