HC Deb 26 March 1900 vol 81 c314

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if a number of commissions in the Regular Army have been set apart for the colonies; and if the Colonial Governments have been informed that officers of the Regular Army in England cannot live on their pay, but must be possessed of considerable private means.


The reply to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. It is believed that colonial candidates are sufficiently informed of the conditions in which British officers live, and no specia communication has been made.