§ *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.
§ MR. BRODRICK
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.