§ 20. Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that an adjutant of a Regular unit is provided with a soldier servant at a cost of 10s. a month and Government stabling and forage for his horse, but that an officer holding the appointment of adjutant of a Territorial unit, who is unable to obtain either a soldier servant or Government keep for his horse, is granted an allowance of Is. a day for a civilian servant and 19s. 3d. a week for the keep of his horse; and, as no civilian servant can be obtained for Is. a day and no horse can be put at livery under about 25s. a week, will he consider the question of increasing these allowances sufficiently to cover the cost entailed?
Soldier servants and Government stabling and forage are not provided for Territorial adjutants who are detached from their Regular units. These adjutants are treated in these respects in exactly the same way as other Regular officers similarly situated, and I regret that I cannot promise any increase in their allowances.
§ Colonel YATE
Why should those adjutants be out of pocket altogether to this' extent; and if they are given any allowance at all, why should not that allowance cover expenses?
You must consider their total emoluments, and then I do not think it will be found that it is inadequate.
§ Colonel YATE
Is the emolument of Territorial adjutant only half-a-crown extra per day for his adjutant's work?