HC Deb 10 March 1915 vol 70 cc1436-7W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the hardship of non-commissioned officers and men of the Essex Regiment who have been denied proficiency pay because in some instances two camp trainings out of fifteen years' service in the Territorial Forces have been missed; and whether the War Office can so modify the Regulations as to allow proficiency pay to those who have fulfilled a stated number of camp trainings and have become proficient, without penalising them for absence from camp trainings in excess of the stated number?


My attention has not been specially called to the case of this regiment, but I regret that I can hold out no hope that the conditions in question will be further modified.


asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in some regiments officers are unable to obtain their pay when it is due to them, and that this makes it impossible for some officers to pay their mess bills; and if he will take steps to have this matter attended to and put right?


I am not aware of such cases, but if the hon. Member will send me particulars I will make inquiry.