HC Deb 22 March 1907 vol 171 cc1289-90
MR. FIENNES (Oxfordshire, Banbury)

To ask the Secretary of State for war whether he is aware of the fact that many Yeomanry regiments have bought, at considerable personal expense, their mess tents, canteen tents, and complete camp equipment for the messing of the men; whether, in view of this fact, a ration allowance can be given to the regiment, instead of messing by Army contract; and, if so, what allowance can be made per man.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) At present Yeomanry pay is issued at

Departments in the Royal Arsenal and Dockyard at Woolwich the figures are as follows:—

consolidated rates and already includes provision for rations and messing, and it is open for commanding officers to make what arrangements they please for the messing of their regiments, although they have the right to draw rations on payment at stations where Army contracts exist. As regards the first part of the Question, I have no knowledge of the amount of private property in possession of Yeomanry units.