§ MR. RENTOUL (Down, E.)
In the absence of the hon. Member for the West Derby Division of Liverpool, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, inasmuch as under Army Order 22nd January, 1893, the contingent allowance is dependent upon men making themselves efficient in musketry before 1st September, and as this Order only came into force on 1st April last, and as at this time of the year most yeomen are too busy on the land to find time to practise in order to pass out of the third class, he will, for this year only, extend the period in which to qualify to 1st November?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
In the Yeomanry Regulations which are about to be issued provision is made that, in addition to the claim made on the 1st October for the grant of £1 per man for efficiency in musketry, a supplemental claim may be made on or before the 1st March following. This arrangement will apply to the present and future years.