§ MR. COCHRANE (Ayrshire, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether a militiaman, after disembodiment or discharge in South Africa, is entitled to receive seven days pay, ration, and messing allowance for each month of embodied service after twelve months, in addition to the forty-two days laid down in paragraphs 27 and 32 of the Instructions relating to the Embodied Militia, issued with Army Orders of May, 1901.
The embodied militiaman whose whole service is given in South Africa gets a gratuity of pay for forty-two days for the first six months, forty-two days for the second six months, forty-two days for the third six months or any shorter period, and seven days for each month after the eighteenth month. He also gets a gratuity of 30s. for the first year, and if his service extends beyond twelve months of £3.