HC Deb 23 July 1913 vol 55 cc2049-50W

asked the Secretary for War if he will ascertain and, with a view of enabling the Members of this House as well as the general public to estimate the real value of the contemplated concessions both to those who in the near future are to enjoy the privilege of promotion from the ranks and to their future brother officers who have qualified for their commissions by the more usual means, will state the amount of the monthly band subscription paid by each lieutenant in each of the regiments comprising the 1st and 4th Cavalry Brigades; if he will ascertain and state the amounts paid personally by each lieutenant in the aforesaid regiments for the removal and return of furniture, baggage, and of the mess to the manœuvre areas in 1911 and 1912; if he will ascertain and state how much each lieutenant pays each month for the hire and mess and other furniture; if he will ascertain and state the amounts of the annual subscriptions paid in 1911 and 1912, respectively, by each lieutenant in their mess bills, either monthly or in one sum, in each of the aforesaid regiments for the band subscription, the polo subscription, and for the expenses of point-to-point races; and if he will give the maximum amounts paid annually by the lieutenants in the above regiments for the hire of Government-owned chargers?

Colonel SEELY

I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to questions on this subject put by the hon. Gentleman on the 15th instant. Malta (Coast Defence.)