HC Deb 22 May 1908 vol 189 c617
MR. TILLETT (Norwich)

To ask the Secretary of State for War, whether having regard to the fact that, under Paragraph 358 of the Allowance Regulations of the Army, officers are directed always to travel first-class, he will consider the advisability of amending Paragraph 48 of the Finance Regulations of the Territorial Force, which directs that officers of that force are not to be allowed more than 1d. per mile for the journey to and from camp.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The travelling allowance of 1d. a mile is an all-round rate given to the County Associations in respect of the attendance of officers and men at the annual training in camp. The officers will travel in first class carriages as hitherto, and the cost will be defrayed by the associations. The allowance is based on the practice existing for many years past in the Volunteers.