§ SIR ELLIOT LEES (Birkenhead)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether the bounty of £10 granted to shoeing smiths enlisting in the Imperial Yeomanry for South African service after 13th February of this year, who have passed the required test at the military workshops at Aldershot, will also be extended to those enlisted without the offer of any such bounty between 1st January and 31st January, when recruiting ceased, who have passed a similar test, in order to avoid placing any premium upon delay in enlistment.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
This matter has already been carefully considered. The grant of the bounty cannot be made retrospective.