HC Deb 08 April 1895 vol 32 cc1147-8

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, if, having regard to the long notice which Volunteers following active commercial and industrial pursuits have to give of their desire to take their summer holiday, during the week selected by the Authorities for Auxiliary Forces manŒuvres and camps at Aldershot or elsewhere, he will endeavour to have the definite arrangements made and announced as early as practicable?


It rests with Volunteer Corps to propose when and where they will hold their annual camps, and the regulations require that their proposals should be formulated by the 1st March. It is generally understood that what is known as the "Volunteer week" at Aldershot is that which embraces the August Bank Holiday, but as regards Aldershot and other places it is open to Corps to propose such dates as they may find most suitable.