§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that while there are four representatives of the Militia upon the Royal Commission on the Militia and Volunteer Forces, there are only three of the Volunteer Force, and that the Metropolitan and Urban Corps, and especially the regiments composed in large part of clerks and others, who find difficulty in adopting the new camp and musketry regulations, are wholly unrepresented, he will advise His Majesty to appoint an additional member, with knowledge of the internal working of a consolidated City Corps of Volunteers.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
There are three representatives of the Militia and three of the Volunteer Force on the Commission, and one of the latter commands a battalion recruited in the Metropolitan area. I fear I cannot propose an addition to the Commission. No doubt representatives of the Volunteer corps alluded to will be called to give evidence.
§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT
The officer to whom the right hon. Gentleman refers is in command of a West Kent battalion and is not in the Metropolitan area.