§ COLONEL HOWARD VINCENT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether Volunteer Corps whose inspection have been ordered for the period between the receipt of the writ and the election in a constituency may be allowed to parade, having regard to the inconvenience and expense of postponement, provided that such date is not the day of the poll, and particularly if musketry practice may be allowed to continue?
§ *MR. E. STANHOPE
The existing regulation—Article 377 of the Volunteer Regulations—is intended to prevent commanding officers from assembling their regiments during the period between the receipt of the writ and the election. But if an inspection or a camp is arranged with the authority of the War Office, the fact that it falls within the period indicated will not bring it within the regulation.