HC Deb 15 November 1906 vol 165 cc87-8
SIR SAMUEL SCOTT (Marylebone, W.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War what economy will be effected by the abolition of the extra seven days training in camp which has been hitherto undergone by the twenty-seven battalions of the late Volunteer Field Army Brigades.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The estimated saving which will result †See Col 80. from putting the Field Army battalions on the same basis as the rest of the Volunteer infantry is about £58,000 per annum. The decision has not been made out of any desire to save money at the expense of the Volunteers, but because it is not considered desirable to discriminate any longer between Field Army Brigades and other Volunteer Brigades.