HC Deb 08 February 1900 vol 78 cc913-4

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether by the regulations Reserve officers when called out for active service are entitled to a sum of £100 to provide their outfit; and will he explain why, seeing that it was published in the official papers that Reserve officers might apply for commissions in the Imperial Yeomanry, the War Office refuses to give these officers this grant of £100, so that although the Imperial Yeomanry Fund gives them £65, yet they do not obtain the full allowance prescribed by the regulations.


A member of the Reserve of Officers if called out for duty is entitled to an outfit allowance of £100, but such officers of the Reserve as have joined the Imperial Yeomanry have not been called out and are merely volunteers for that corps. As such, they are not entitled to more outfit allowance than the other officers who have volunteered.