HC Deb 25 February 1914 vol 58 cc1752-3

asked the Secretary of State for War whether a second lieutenant of the Royal Field Artillery, who is attached to a battery for a period which may extend to eighteen months until he is posted to some battery, is not entitled to draw forage for a horse, whereas a Special Reserve subaltern draws forage during his attachment; and, if so, whether he will consider the advisability of providing for the forage for a horse being given at once to the former officer?

Colonel SEELY

An officer of the Royal Field Artillery is entitled to forage for one horse under paragraph 123, Allowance Regulations, and I am not aware that any second lieutenant attached pending posting has been treated differently from other officers in this respect. If the hon. Gentleman has a case in mind and will let me have the particulars I will cause inquiry to be made.