§ SIR BLUNDELL MAPLE (Camberwell, Dulwich)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if the Government can make arrangements so that from the date of the cessation of hostilities all members of the yeomanry, volunteers, reservists, and others of Her Majesty's irregular forces now serving in South Africa may be permitted to remain should they desire, and be given free passes to return home at any time during two years.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
It would be rather premature at present to come to any decision on the matter. I think my hon. friend the Under Secretary for War has already given my hon. friend a sympathetic answer on this subject,† which I endorse.
§ SIR BLUNDELL MAPLE
I will repeat the question in another fortnight, and hope by then some decision will have been come to.