HC Deb 15 April 1902 vol 106 cc272-3

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the position of the 30th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, who were enlisted in January on the understanding that they would proceed to South Africa after two months training, but who are still at Bulford camp, without any immediate prospect of being moved; and whether, in view of the fact that the men of this battalion were enlisted at 5s. a day for special war purposes, and that the period of engagement was for only twelve months (three and a quarter of which are already consumed), he will endeavour to make use of a force raised at such cost to the public.


This battalion is being retained at home until it is thoroughly trained, in accordance with Lord Kitchener's request that the Imperial Yeomanry should be well trained at home prior to despatch. The period of service is for twelve months or the war.

MR. FLYNN (Cork County, N.)

And are these men receiving 5s. a day, although they are not in the sphere of operations?


Don't embarrass the Government!