HC Deb 11 February 1898 vol 53 c365
SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if, having regard to the forthcoming discussions upon the Army, he will have officially prepared and issued to the House of Commons a pamphlet or memorandum showing clearly what are the present conditions of military service, of recruiting, pay, re-engagement, pension, civil or War Office employment and pension; of what the Reserve consists; and what is the organisation of the Militia, the Yeomanry, the Volunteers, and how it is proposed to utilise their services.


I will lay upon the Table two pamphlets which are issued to men enlisting in the Army and Militia respectively, showing the conditions of service in those forces. These contain most of the information my hon. Friend asks for. For anything beyond this of a general character I would refer to the "Army Book of the British Empire"—a published work.