HC Deb 08 August 1904 vol 139 c1345

To ask the Secretary of State for War if he can supply the House with the items per capita under which the cost of the British Volunteer is estimated at £7 per annum, and name those under which it is proposed under his scheme to effect a reduction of £2 per head.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The £7 consists of, per capita, the following items:—

(1) Pay of adjutants and sergeant instructors 1.34
(2) Capitation and other grants 2.60
(3) Camp grants 1.23
(4) Stores, etc., including rifles and ammunition 1.22
(5) Non-effective charges—(pensions) .61

If the proposed reduction is made it will be best effected under heads 2 and 3.