§ MR. CROMBIE (Kincardineshire)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has boon called to the appointment of Lord Binning to the command of the Lothians and Berwickshire Imperial Yeomanry; whether Lord Binning has been a supernumerary to that regiment for a period of fifteen years in excess of that allowed by the Yeomanry regulations, and, being an officer of the Regular Forces on half-pay, is not eligible for the command of a Yeomanry regiment; and, if so, whether he will state why Lord Binning has been appointed.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) Lord Binning was appointed to this 1037 Yeomanry regiment under the old regulations, which permitted the holding of a double commission, and was therefore eligible for the command. The appointment was made, following the usual practice on the recommendation of the General Officer commanding-in-chief in Scotland. His advice was given after close consideration of the whole of the circumstances.