HC Deb 12 April 1927 vol 205 cc175-6
15. Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institute distribute their profits to Regular units in the form of a flat rate of even amount to all units according to their strength, whereas, in making the return to Territorial units the percentage is uneven and according to the profit made in the particular Territorial camp, some of which are popular camps and others unpopular ones, he will consider the more equitable method of pooling the profits made in all Territorial camps and distributing them in a similar manner to that done in Regular units?


I do not think that such a scheme could be successfully adopted in the case of the Territorial Army, where the employment of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes is not obligatory on all units, as it is in the Regular Army.

Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in certain camps which are bad and unpopular camps, no rebate whatever is given, and yet the Territorials have to go to those camps whether they like or not?


I think it is not obligatory to have the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute unless they like.