HC Deb 11 March 1902 vol 104 c1012
MR. ARTHUR LEE (Hampshire, Fareham)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, on or after 1st April, 1902, all non-commissioned officers and men of every branch of the service will, if qualified as stipulated, receive an addition of 2d. to their present daily pay; and whether, on and after 1st April, 1904, all non-commissioned officers, and men of every branch of the service will, if permitted to re-engage to complete eight years with the colours and four years with the reserve, receive a further addition of 6d. to their then daily pay.


The reply to both Questions is the affirmative. The last paragraph is subject to the conditions as to deduction for shooting or bad conduct, which I named to the House on Tuesday last. My hon. friend will understand that the expression "every branch of the service" means every branch of the regular service.


Are the Militiamen to get the extra 2d.?


was understood to reply that this hardly applied to their case. The object of the new arrangement was to induce soldiers to prolong their service with the colours. † See preceding volume, p. 1273

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