§ MR. MANSFIELD (Lincolnshire, Spalding)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War is he aware that a number of the men belonging to the 1901 batch of Imperial Yeomanry complained at Aldershot that they received only seven days' furlough money instead of one month, and that the first batches disbanded were paid one month; and, if so, will he state the reason for this difference of treatment.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK, Surrey, Guildford)
The first levy of Imperial Yeomanry were paid the ordinary cavalry rate of pay only, and therefore received the gratuity of thirty days' pay. The later levies were paid at the rate of 5s. a day, and were therefore ineligible for the gratuity. Their discharges were postdated seven days in order to give time for the completion of their discharge.
§ MR. MANSFIELD
But is it not the fact that some of the 1901 men had the month's furlough, although they received 5s. a day?