HC Deb 01 July 1903 vol 124 cc1023-4
*MR. MANSFIELD (Lincolnshire, Spalding)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the men of the 1901 Imperial Yeomanry were required to sign their accounts before discharge; that when these accounts were signed there was a form provided on which the men stated any complaints in regard to their pay, and that these forms were signed by the men and their commanding officers and forwarded to him; and, if so, can he now give information with respect to complaints made at Aldershot.


My right hon. friend has already asked the hon. Member to refer all further Questions on this subject direct to the Chief Paymaster, Imperial Yeomanry, as such matters of detail could not properly be dealt with by Question and Answer across the floor of the House, † Nor would it be right to employ the Staff in making a number of calculations which in no way elucidate specific cases.


Were the officers consulted about the complaints of the men?


That is exactly one of the Questions my right hon. friend wishes the hon. Member to refer to the Chief Paymaster.