HC Deb 23 September 1909 vol 11 c810W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether a fee is required from a recruit joining any London Territorial corps; whether the recruit has to retire if the fee is not paid; and, if a fee is charged, will he state his reasons for allowing it?


In certain London Territorial units the members pay entrance fees and subscriptions, which are devoted to the maintenance of the extra amenities provided by the corps. A recruit is not liable to discharge for non-payment of such sums, but he would be excluded from the enjoyment of the extra amenities. These units have enjoyed these amenities for many years, and there do not appear to be any sound grounds for depriving them of such enjoyment.