§ COLONEL KENYON-SLANEY (Shropshire, Newport)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that, when Volunteer Battalions in certain districts are taken for training to Aldershot, or other Camps of Instruction of the Regular Army, the cost of transport, beyond the Government allowance, is often very heavy, and falls entirely on the private means of the officers of the battalion; and whether, in view of the evident importance of encouraging such visits by Volunteers, and of the manifest hardship and inexpediency of throwing such cost on their officers, he will consider an amendment of the present scale and system?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN,&c.) Stirling,
I am aware of the difficulty experienced, and of the expense incurred in some cases when Volunteer battalions attend Camps of Instruction, and I hope that some arrangement may be possible with the Railway Companies. I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that the subject is receiving due attention.