HC Deb 13 March 1905 vol 142 cc1197-8
MR. PARTINGTON (Derbyshire, High Peak)

To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state where schools of instruction for Volunteer officers are held, and the regulations and conditions of attendance attached to them.

infantry of the Line in 1895 was:—Regimenta pay, 1s. a day; deferred pay, on completion of Colour service, £3 a year; good conduct pay, 1d. after two years, 2d. after six years; Reserve pay, 6d. a day. The following alterations have since been made:—From 1st April, 1898, messing allowance of 3d. a day was added, and a gratuity of £1 for each year's service substituted for the deferred pay of £3. From 1st April, 1902, kit allowance of 2d. a day was given to cover various stoppages, and men who after two years service extend their Colour service from three to eight years were granted service pay at rates varying from 4d. to 7d. a day. Good conduct pay was abolished. The actual payments of service pay began on 1st April, 1904.