§ MR. T. BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can inform the House as to the amount of the profits made by the Royal Military Tournament held in London each year for the last five years; and in what way the profits are expended?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ST. JOHN BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The profits arising from the Royal Military Tournament were in 1894, £3,000; in 1895, £1,000; in 1896, £2,000; in 1897, £12,000; and in 1898, £10,500. For the years 1894 to 291 1896 the profits were applied in aid of the Cambridge Fund for old and disabled soldiers. In 1897 and 1898 the profits have been and are being distributed between various military charities which the Commander-in-Chief considered to be most deserving of assistance: 38 charities were so assisted in 1897, the amount of donations varying from £5 to £2,000.