§ *COLONEL LEGGE (St. George's, Hanover Square)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state how the men of Lancer regiments are to acquire the necessary skill in lance practice to entitle them to the extra pay of two pence a day, as a reward for increased efficiency, now that this practice no longer forms part of their training; and what steps will be taken to ensure their proficiency in the handling of the lance on those ceremonial occasions when it forms part of their equipment.
§ MR. BRODRICK
Skill in lance practice will not in future be one of the conditions of efficiency on which the issue of service pay depends. With regard to the last part of the Question the matter will be left to the discretion of commanding officers, subject to the provisions of Army Order 39 of 1903.