§ SIR ALBERT ROLLIT (Islington, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether it is intended to make any grant to officers who took part in the August-September manœuvres, 1896, in reimbursement of the great loss and expense caused to them by the damage to clothing, arms, and accoutrements, such as has already been made to other ranks upon a scale equal to about one-third of their daily pay during the whole time of the manœuvres; and 791 whether it is intended to make any general regulations to provide for such reimbursement of officers when engaged on special service with troops in case of actual or apprehended riot or the like?
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
Field allowance is granted to officers employed in manœuvres to cover any extra expenses to which they may be put. These officers had field allowance. No special regulations are desirable to meet the circumstances referred to in the latter part of the Question. Such cases can only be considered on their merits as they arise.