§ COLONEL DALBIAC
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if his attention has been drawn to the fact that those Volunteer officers who have recently been gazetted to commissions in the Army have been called upon to refund the £20 outfit allowance drawn by them upon appointment to Volunteer regiments; and whether, having regard to the circumstances of the case, the repayment of this amount may be remitted, as these officers have now expenses for outfits, especially in the case of those appointed from Rifle regiments to ordinary Line regiments, and vice versa.
COLONEL PEYCE-JONES (Montgomery Boroughs)
I beg at the same time to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the regulations have been brought to his notice under which a late officer of the Volunteers, who has received his £10 part uniform allowance, and after passing his school of instruction is entitled to the second instalment of £10, but who, when subsequently appointed to a lieutenancy in the Army, is 1327 obliged to refund this grant-in-aid and is not entitled to receive the second instalment; and will he undertake to reconsider cases of this kind with a view of changing the present conditions.
§ *MR. WYNDHAM
In reply to these questions, the matter is receiving consideration, and it is hoped that a final decision will be arrived at within a few days.