§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER (Belfast, W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he will explain why no extra duty pay has been allowed to officers acting as quartermaster and adjutant in the Reserve squadron in Ireland, although such extra pay has been granted to officers performing corresponding duties in the squadrons in England.
§ *MR. WYNDHAM
The grant of extra duty pay depends upon the size of the squadrons and the quantity of work thrown upon the officers, not upon their geographical distribution. The first two squadrons which reached such a size as to justify the grant happened to be in England. The limit fixed is 400 men or 250 horses; wherever and whenever this is reached the extra duty pay is given.