§ Mr. GARDNER
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that the Army Council has informed county associations that they are not to make use of any of their funds for the purpose of paying travelling expenses of officers, noncommissioned officers, or men proceeding to their company headquarters for drills, he will explain how they propose that men of outlying sections in a county company should be enabled to make themselves efficient?
§ Mr. HALDANE
The hon. Member is under a misapprehension. No instructions have been given to the effect stated. Grants are allotted to associations towards the cost of bringing in outlying sections to enable them to carry out squadron, battery, or company training. All that has been prohibited is any payment for an individual officer or man travelling from his home to the local section drill-place.