§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office if, having regard to the continuance of the war in South Africa, and the possibility of more mounted Volunteers being required, the Secretary of State will allow the mounted infantry companies formed by certain Volunteer corps at the instance of 33 the military authorities to remain until the expiration of their present engagement in 1904 upon the regulations as to capitation grant and allowances promulgated last September, bearing in mind that these companies do not compete with the new Imperial Yeomanry, being drawn for the most part from a different class.
Will my hon. friend kindly refer to my reply to a question put on this subject by my hon. friend the Member for Kilmarnock Burghs on Tuesday last.†