HC Deb 21 February 1908 vol 184 c1194
MR. BEALE (Ayrshire, S.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War, whether the grant and allowance for the cost and upkeep of a service kit to be made to Volunteers who transfer to the Territorial Army will apply to officers who so transfer, or whether such officers will receive any grant or allowance for the purpose.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The grant for clothing and equipment made to County Associations in respect of non-commissioned officers and men does not apply to officers. Officers of the Territorial Force will receive the £20 outfit allowance on first appointment on conditions similar to those now existing for Volunteer officers. Where the transfer of a Volunteer officer to the Territorial Force necessitates a change or alteration of uniform, the officer so transferred will on application be allowed the cost of alteration, not exceeding the £20 grant.