HC Deb 23 February 1891 vol 350 c1345
MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if, having regard to the onerous duties attaching to instructors of musketry in large regiments of the Volunteer Force, and to the great increase in the requirements as regards musketry of the Military Authorities, necessitating unceasing watchfulness to secure their fulfilment, it is possible in Corps of 10 companies or more to sanction the seconding and exemption from company duty of an instructor duly trained at Hythe?

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

I cannot sanction the seconding of Volunteer musketry instructors as a general rule; but if my hon. and gallant Friend can make out a special case as regards his Corps, I shall be prepared to entertain the proposal in his and in analogous cases.