HC Deb 06 May 1912 vol 38 cc192-3W

asked the Undersecretary of State for War if his attention has been drawn to Irish Command Order 1,578 of the 30th December, 1911, in which it is stated that it is decided that, while officers using their own motor cars are allowed to draw motor-car allowance for journeys on duty, no allowance can be granted in cases where an officer's own horse vehicle is used, as no extra expense is involved owing its use, and that this regulation applies to warrant and non-commissioned officers; and whether he will cause the allowance regulations to be amended so as to permit officers, warrant officers, and non-commissioned officers being granted a fair allowance when using their own horse vehicles for the public service?

Colonel SEELY

The Command Order mentioned was based on instructions issued by the War Office, and involves no new practice. The reason being as stated in the question that no extra expense is involved owing to its use. The reply to the latter part of the question is in the negative.