HC Deb 16 May 1890 vol 344 c1114
MR. BROOKFIELD (Sussex, Rye)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the additional sum now promised to the Volunteer Force for equipment will be given unconditionally, or whether he is considering the expediency of making, at the same time, new regulations to improve the discipline and Military efficiency of the Force?


There is no present intention by any legislative enactment to insist on increased efficiency in return for the grant now to be made; but I feel certain that the House will support any changes which may, from time to time, be found possible, without pressing too hardly on the Volunteers, in the direction of increased efficiency and of readiness for immediate action whenever required.