HC Deb 14 December 1900 vol 88 cc833-4
MR. EUGENE WASON (Clackmannan and Kinross)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether any compensation is given to troops during a campaign when they have short rations in lieu of the rations which are ordinarily issued.


No, SIR. There is no regulation granting compensation in such a case, nor is it apparent on what principles such compensation could be granted the only remedy seems to be a more liberal treatment of the soldier when supplies are available. This is left entirely to the discretion of the General Officers commanding, whose first object is the well-being of the troops.