§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, Chelmsford)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the additional pay promised 962 to the troops serving over eighteen months in South Africa applies to officers; and whether officers whose corps are detained in South Africa will be allowed free passages out and home when on leave.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK, Surrey, Guildford)
The War Gratuity, to which the hon. Member apparently alludes, does not apply to officers. As regards passages, it is intended to give indulgence passages, in all cases where it is practicable, to officers returning home on leave.