HC Deb 07 August 1905 vol 151 c375

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will explain why double the number of non-commissioned officers in the Guards regiments stationed at Windsor have to attend afternoon parades as can have practice in drilling the men; and whether, seeing that such regulation deters good soldiers from desiring to become non-commissioned officers, and that trained private soldiers do not have to attend afternoon parades, he will consider the advisability of withdrawing this regulation.


These matters rest within the discretion of the officer commanding the battalion, with which I do not propose to interfere.