HC Deb 12 March 1903 vol 119 c576
*COLONEL LEGGE (St. George's, Hanover Square)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the prizes for good lance practice now awarded annually to the non-commissioned officers and men of Lancer regiments are to be discontinued.


At the time when the extra service pay of sixpence a day was sanctioned it was determined to treat twopence of this pay as the reward of increased efficiency in shooting, gunnery, or skill in lance practice, etc.; consequently special prizes will not be given for these services.