Mr. BENNETT-GOLDNEY next
asked the. Secretary for War whether the expenses of transport of officers' baggage, mess, and other accommodation to manœuvre districts from and to the different towns or places where regiments 948W and units are permanently stationed are paid for by the Government or out of mess funds paid by officers themselves; and, if such expenses are paid for in part by the Government, if he will say to what extent, and how much, if any, was paid by officers in the different Cavalry regiments and Infantry regiments, respectively, which were moved from Colchester, Alder shot, London, and York to the manœuvre areas in 1911, 1912, and 1913?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The expenses of transporting baggage for officers and their messes is borne by the public. There is, of course, a maximum limit, and, provided this is not exceeded, it rests with General Officers Commanding to fix the weights with reference both to the reasonable requirements of individual officers and messes and to the necessity for restricting the quantity of baggage which can be allowed to accompany operating troops.