§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can state how many men of the rank and file in South Africa are receiving in pay or in pay and allowances as much as 5s. a day, and to what regiments they belong.
I am unable to give the details asked for. I may state that the Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Bushmen, and the majority of the colonial corps are paid at this rate. In cases in which a lower rate of pay has been issued to colonials it has been supplemented by the different Colonial Governments.
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
Will the noble Lord state the reason why the colonial troops are paid at this rate—so much higher than the Regular Army?
§ [No answer was given.]