§ SIR J. DICKSON-POYNDER (Wiltshire, Chippenham)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the recent prohibition of the sale of spirits in Yeomanry canteens during training is based upon the assumption that the Yeomanry were brought under military law by the Militia and Yeomanry Act of 1901; and whether, seeing that statute makes no change in the military status of the Yeomanry from what it has been since the Act of 1804, he will explain why there should be any change in the canteen regulations.
§ MR. HALDANE
Under the Army Act, 1881, Section 176 (7) the Yeomanry are subject to military law when being trained or exercised. Accordingly Yeomanry canteens are liable during training to be brought under the regulations for canteens for the Regular Army. I may say that in some cases I have relaxed the regulations for the coming training only.