HC Deb 30 June 1914 vol 64 cc202-3

asked the Secretary of State for War what percentage of the total enrolled number of officers and men of the Infantry Territorial battalions of Lancashire and Cheshire attended their annual camp this year in the Whitsuntide holidays, indicating what percentage attended for one week and what for the whole period, and giving comparative figures for the same battalions of their attendance at last year's annual camp?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)

In the battalions indicated 8.9 of the strength attended for less than the whole period, and 85.1 for the whole period. The corresponding percentages for last year were 19 per cent. and 71.V per cent.


Does the right hon. Gentleman consider that that extra attendance was due to the pound bounty that has been given for the first time this year?


It is impossible to give an answer yet as we have not had sufficient experience. I should not wonder if that had something to do with the result.