HC Deb 02 August 1898 vol 63 c865

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the Government can see their way to granting facilities for officers of Volunteers fulfilling the conditions of efficiency of their rank with corps other than their own in Great Britain, the Colonies, India, or any of Her Majesty's dependencies, when those officers are compelled for private reasons to reside temporarily in the neighbourhood of those corps; and whether officers so serving should not earn the same grants as if they were serving with their own corps?


An officer cannot fulfil the conditions of efficiency except by imparting instruction to his men; and having regard to the present deficiency of Volunteer officers the military authorities do not consider it would be to the advantage of the Volunteer force to give grants to officers residing abroad.