§ MR. ASHTON (Bedfordshire, Luton)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the expenses involved, he will consider if it is possible 413 to grant to field officers of Volunteer corps who may attend the Army manœuvres for instruction in staff duties the pay of their rank during their attendance at the manœuvres?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Provision has been made for allowing field officers of Volunteer corps desirous of attending the manœuvres to be attached to a Line battalion for instruction in staff duties. The number will be limited to 50, and officers must attend at their own expense, although tentage and carriage for baggage will be provided for them.