§ MR. SMEATON (Stirlingshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that under Army Order No. 131, issued on 1st July, 1905, command pay at the rate of 1s. 6d. a day is granted to command officers of infantry depots, and seeing that the duties and responsibilities of the eight commanding officers of artillery depots are much heavier than those of the infantry commanding officers because of the greater number of men in their depots, the horses, harness, and equipment, he will sanction the same concession of 1s. 6d. a day to these eight artillery commanding officers, and will include a provision of £220, which is all the concession will cost the Treasury, in next year's Estimate to meet the charge.
§ MR. BUCHANAN
I am glad to be able to inform my hon. friend that command pay, at the following daily rates, has been sanctioned from 16th November, 1906, to the officers in actual command of depots of Royal Artillery. Depot of Royal Horse or Royal Field Artillery, 2s. daily. Depot of Royal Garrison Artillery, 1s. 6d. daily.