§ MR. E. FLOWER (Bradford, W.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for East Bradford (Captain GREVILLE), I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, having regard to the heavy additional exhaustive duties which necessarily devolve on the Household Troops, both cavalry and infantry, in furnishing extra guards, sentries, and escorts during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, together with the long hours of street duty on the 22nd June, he can see his way to mark this auspicious occasion by granting some small pecuniary emolument to the troops so engaged as compensation for the extra duties and the wear and tear of uniform thereby entailed?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK, Surrey, Guildford)
The Household Troops, whose especial duty it is to provide guards and escorts on the occasion of Court ceremonies, are already in receipt of higher pay than other corps in corresponding arms of the service, and it is not proposed, therefore, to make any special distinction between the allowances issued to Household and to other troops on June 22.