§ MR. AINSWORTH (Argyllshire)
To ask the Secretary of State for War when the full complement of guns will be delivered to the 1st Argyll and Bute Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers): whether he is aware that the two guns already delivered were delivered without pack-saddles and fittings; whether he is now in a position to say what the allowance will be for officers' uniform; and whether he will consider the advisability of allowing for the insurance of the men against accidents likely to occur when dealing with untrained horses.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The full number of guns will be issued when the corps is ready to receive them. The pack saddlery is not yet ready, but it is hoped will be ready for issue by the end of the month. As regards uniform, I have already explained to the House that the amount of the expenditure on uniform on transfer will be granted up to a sum of £20 under the conditions laid down in Army Order of 18th March, 1908. As regards accidents, compensation will be granted as laid down in Paragraph 105 of Part II. of the same Army Order.