HC Deb 06 March 1900 vol 80 cc204-5

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, as reported, the usual Easter Manœuvres are not to take place this year; whether he is aware that the London Volunteers look to the Easter training as the only period during the year in which some part of their military training can be carried out; whether he will inquire of the commanding officers of the London Volunteer battalions as to the advantages derived from this training; and whether, considering that these battalions contain many men who have recently joined, and the importance of giving the best training possible to the Volunteers this year, the War Office will reconsider their decision. *See The Parliamentary Debates [Fourth Series], Vol. lxiii., p. 311.

*MR. BRODRICK (for Mr. Wyndham)

There have been no manœuvres for some years, and there will be none at Easter, nor will there be any route marches. In lieu of this it is contemplated to extend the periods of Volunteer camps during this year.


Will the right hon. Gentleman communicate with the commanding officers of London Volunteers with a view to have military manœuvres at Easter this year?


I am afraid that the decision come to by the authorities cannot be varied this year.