HC Deb 05 February 1904 vol 129 c479
MR. HEMPHILL (Tyrone, N.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of Patrick Kerr, of the Mid-Ulster Militia Artillery, whose application for the usual training bounty last year was refused on the ground of his absence from the training, although such absence was occasioned by his not having received any notice of such training, or having been made aware of the time or place of same; and whether he will take steps to have such bounty paid.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) This is a matter entirely for the General Officer Commanding concerned to decide, and I am not prepared to interfere with his discretion. With regard to the serving of notices the Law on the subject is quite clear, and runs as follows: Militia Act, 1882, Sec. xxii. (4)."The publication of any such notice in the prescribed manner in every parish in the county or area to which a corps belongs shall be sufficient notice to every militiaman in that corps to whom the notice applies, notwithstanding that a copy of such notice is not served upon him."