§ MR. WALTER LONG (Dublin, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that the compulsory Transfer of officers from one regiment to another, caused by the recent disbandment of certain units, imposes a considerable amount of hardship and expense on the officers concerned, and that such transfers generally necessitate a change of stations which are sometimes at considerable distances from each other; and whether he will consider the advisability of relieving officers from personal expense in connection with such transfers.
§ MR. HALDANE
As I have already explained to the House, officers so transferred will be compensated for any necessary expense entailed in change of uniform. They will also receive the 306 regulation allowances for travelling expenditure.