HC Deb 06 April 1900 vol 81 cc1399-400
MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether arrangements can be made whereby the special grant of two guineas will be allowed to any Volunteer battalion, one-half of the total strength of which are present in the camp at Aldershot or on Salisbury Plain for fourteen days by separate composite companies of over eighty rank and file each, attached for training with Regular troops; and whether, if this cannot be done, any special grant will be allowed per man; and whether, in any event, the actual cost of travelling to and from the camp of training will be allowed.


In view of the necessity of giving the Volunteers a training in battalions, and not in detached companies, the rules laid down in the Army Order must be adhered to. If there is anything in the circumstances of any particular corps to justify special treatment, application should be made by the commanding officer, through the general officer commanding the district, to the adjutant general.