§ MR. SPENCER BALFOUR (Burnley)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can explain the reason why the actual time occupied by Volunteer battalions in proceeding to and from regimental camps is not counted as part of the full day of 24 hours for which regimental camp allowance 762 is granted; and whether, having regard to the distances travelled and the expenses incurred by Volunteer battalions going into regimental camps, it is possible to allow such time to be so counted, particularly having regard to the fact the time so occupied would not be available for military training in camp?
§ *MR. E. STANHOPE
The time referred to is not allowed in the case of a regimental camp; but it is allowed in another form for a brigade camp. The distinction was deliberately made to encourage the formation of brigade camps, which are of much more value for purposes of military training than regimental camps.