HC Deb 15 April 1902 vol 106 c274

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, in view of the facts that the subaltern officers of Imperial Yeomanry raised for service in South Africa are in many cases entirely dependent upon their pay, and that this pay is 7s. 8d. per diem, without rations, which are provided on active service, whether he will either grant them the Militia allowance of 4s. 3d. per diem while in England, or employ them, as originally intended, in South Africa; and whether he will take care that no cost of moving these troops about from one garrison to another in England falls upon the officers.


The Militia messing allowance—which is 4s., and not 4s. 3d.—is not granted on embodiment. The officers will receive the usual allowances should it be found necessary to move them from one station to another. As soon as possible after the units to which they have been posted have completed their training, they will be despatched to South Africa.