The HON. MEMBER
further asked whether Yeomen get any compensation if their horses get influenza or bad colds in camp and are thereby incapacitated from working for weeks or months afterwards?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. F. D. Acland)
In reply to these questions, I would point out to the hon. Member that Territorial Force Regulations, paragraphs 660 and 661, clearly show that compensation is only granted in case of loss of a horse through death, destruction, or fatal injury. Such compensation is admissible if the loss is the direct result of the performance of military duty at annual training in camp, or on the journey between the place of assembly and the place of encampment with a detachment under the command of an officer or non-commissioned officer not below the rank of sergeant. The hon. and gallant Member will see from paragraph 644 that the grants given for horse hire cover insurance for injury other than that provided for by paragraph 660.
§ Mr. ACLAND
If that is the case, the association is expected to cover the interest by insurance, and the grants given to the association for horse hire cover insurance, and it is so stated in the Regulations.