§ CAPTAIN BAGOT (Westmoreland, Kendal)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider 495 the advisability of granting season tickets or railway passes to Troop Sergeant Majors of Yeomanry who, under the new Regulations, will have charge of two troops, in order that they may be enabled to perform their necessary duties without extra expense, in those cases whore the two troops of a squadron are at some distance apart?
§ MR. WOODALL
It is recognized that some increased expenditure for travelling Trill be involved in the change from troop to squadron organisation of the Yeomanry; but the arrangements to be made are still under consideration.
§ CAPTAIN BAGOT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, having regard to the hardship that has arisen in some cases to Troop Sergeant Majors of Yeomanry who have qualified for pension, by being compelled under the new Regulations to give up their appointments at short notice, he will recommend Commanding Officers of Yeomanry to give such Sergeant Majors at least three months' notice before they are retired, in order that they may have an opportunity of obtaining civil employment?
§ MR. WOODALL
Those sergeants on the permanent staff of Yeomanry regiments who had completed service for pension at the full rate were given three months' notice, all but a few days. Those who, by a few months' more service, would complete another year for pension and so earn a higher rate were specially retained for the few months.