HC Deb 11 March 1908 vol 185 cc1498-9
MR LAYLAND - BARRATT (Devonshire, Torquay)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether any provision is made, under the Territorial Army scheme, to give to men serving as cyclist soldiers under that scheme the same special grant towards the upkeep of their cycles as was given to men serving in cycling companies attached to Volunteer battalions; and, if not, will he consider the advisability of making such a grant.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) In the Volanteers a capitation grant of £1 was paid to the commanding officer for each efficient cyclist, and out of this the commanding officer paid what grant he thought fit to the cyclist. Under the Territorial Force scheme a grant of Is. 4d. per day will be made to County Associations for cycles used for annual training in camp, staff rides, and instructional tours, and the associations will make what payments they think fit to men bringing their own cycles.