§ MR. DARBY GRIFFITH
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is the intention of the War Office to send in a Bill, or make a demand on the Volunteer Artillery who have just held their annual meeting at Shoeburyness, for the expense of Tents and Camp Stores lent to them, for wear and tear of the same, and for the carriage of any such Stores?
§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
There is no occasion, Sir, whatever for the War Office to send in a Bill or make a demand on the Volunteer Artillery of the nature to which the hon. Gentleman's Question refers, because the terms on which these Government Stores are used by the Volunteer Artillery are clearly laid down and thoroughly understood. They are not charged for ordinary wear and tear of the stores, but they do pay for any damage which they may sustain, and also for the carriage of those stores to the place where they are to be used. I may add that, some time ago, I received a communication from the Volunteer Artillery requesting to be allowed to be freed from all payment in respect of these stores; but I refused that application.