HC Deb 21 June 1900 vol 84 cc618-9
MR. LEES KNOWLES (Salford, W.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of officers commanding regimental districts, under Army Order 119 of this year, who when in command of Volunteer brigades at camps of instruction have their command pay as officers commanding such districts deducted from their field allowance, or acting staff pay, of one guinea, granted in accordance with such Order during the time they are in camp with their Volunteer brigades, and whether he can see his way to bring about the alteration of such Order so as at least to avoid such, deduction.


Command pay is given for one duty and acting staff pay for another. The same officer cannot receive both rates of pay, because he does not perform both duties. The command pay is given to the officer who takes command of the district during the colonel's absence.