HC Deb 27 May 1903 vol 123 c16

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, in view of the fact that 14,000 of the 17,243 men comprising the 1901 batch of Imperial Yeomanry had complained, will he state what percentage of complaints were owing to men not receiving a month's furlough, or pay in lieu thereof, after landing in England and before discharge, as in the case of reservists; what percentage were owing to the stopping of bounties or gratuities; and what percentage were direct claims against officers commanding companies respectively.


In only a small percentage of cases was the question of furlough money raised as a single complaint, but many added it to a composite claim. Bounties or gratuities were only stopped in the cases of men who had been guilty of misconduct, numbering rather less than fifty. The remainder were direct claims against the assessment of officers commanding companies, in most cases to the effect that they had not actually received the amounts entered against them in the pay lists.