HC Deb 30 July 1906 vol 162 cc427-8
MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the present allowances to recruiters; is he aware that non-commissioned officers of the permanent staff of the Militia, especially in Ireland, have often to make journeys of twenty or thirty miles in a day to attend fairs and markets, and are allowed nothing except railway fares; and whether, seeing that the recruiters have to provide themselves with food during the day, will he take steps to have allowances made in accordance with the distance travelled and the number of hours they are separated from their families.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) No complaints on this subject have reached the War Office. It does not appear that the emoluments of recruiters are in any way insufficient.