HC Deb 08 August 1904 vol 139 c1350

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War how many Militia, Yeomanry, and Volunteer officers, respectively, served in South Africa, and for how many, respectively, was the grant of honorary Army rank approved; and whether he will reconsider a relaxation of the rule which makes six months service in South Africa the minimum qualifying service for the grant.


The information required by the first part of the Question is not available at the War Office and can only be obtained by a very laborious process. I hope, therefore, my hon. friend will not press for it. As regards the last part of the Question the reply is in the negative.