HC Deb 10 June 1902 vol 109 c237
SIR BLUNDELL MAPLE (Camberwell, Dulwich)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether the War Office has considered his previous proposal to allow those members of the Reserve forces at present in South Africa who are willing to remain out then a free passage home at any time they like within three years; also, whether the War Office will agree to make an allowance of, say, ten shillings per week to those Reservists whilst they remain in South Africa during the three years, so as to constitute a national reserve body liable for active service at any time within that period.

(Answer.)—Arrangements as to members of the various forces now in South Africa who desire to settle there are receiving consideration, but I am afraid that it will not be possible to grant to Reservists permitted to reside in South Africa any pay in excess of those at home.—(War Office.)