§ 23. Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Secretary of State for War if he has received 1873 from Territorial associations any indications that the abolition of the bounty on re-engagement will be prejudicial to the maintenance of the strength of the various Territorial regiments?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
I have received such representations, but I hope that the introduction of a "proficiency grant," which I announced last Tuesday, will go far to remove the objections urged by associations to the abolition of the bounty.