HC Deb 08 June 1899 vol 72 cc656-7
SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works if, having regard to the desire of officers commanding and other officers arid members of provincial regiments of Volunteers to see the March Past of the Metropolitan Volunteers before Field-Marshal H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, K.G., on Saturday, 8th July, in commemoration of a similar Review held by His Majesty King George III. in 1799, he will be good enough to authorise or move H.R.H. the Ranger to authorise the erection of a stand near the saluting base, provided that the cost be guaranteed by the Institute of Commanding Officers of the Volunteer Force and the Council or the Major-General Command- ing the Home District be responsible for the distribution of seats.


The preliminary arrangements are still under the consideration of the General Officer Commanding the Home District, and his proposals have not yet come before the Office of Works. Should the Review take place, it will no doubt be possible to give reasonable facilities for the erection of stands.