Mr. BENNETT-GOLDNEY further
asked the Secretary for War (1) if he will ascertain the average monthly expense, calculating for twelve months, which lieutenants have to bear themselves for band expenses, polo subscriptions, hunt subscriptions, furniture, and general mess upkeep expenses, separately, in the different Cavalry and Infantry regiments now stationed in the Aldershot Command; (2) if he will ascertain and give the total amount of the average monthly mess bill, calculated for the last twelve months, for lieutenants in each of the Cavalry and Infantry regiments and in the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery and Royal Engineer messes in the Aldershot Command?
§ Mr. TENNANT
These matters have been and still are under investigation. I do not think that it is desirable to call for the detailed information suggested.