HC Deb 13 July 1899 vol 74 c684

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that great hardship prevails amongst Volunteers who are working in Government factories owing to the fact that these men cannot attend annual camp drill without losing their pay; and whether, with a view to the further efficiency of the corps, he can hold out any prospects which are more likely to induce the men to put in more regular attendance at drills and camp.


This question has been considered, and it has been found impossible to permit absence without forfeiture of pay or equivalent overtime, but, with these reservations, every effort is made to facilitate attendance at drills and camps.