§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state what is the constitution of the Council of Advice at the War Office as regards the Volunteer force; and if the new Musketry Regulations just promulgated have been submitted to the Council and approved thereby.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrich.) My hon. and gallant friend will find the constitution of the Board on page 50 of the current month's Army List. The new Musketry Regulations for the Volunteers were issued before the Board was formed; but the course laid down is optional for this year, and no obligatory course will be instituted without the option of the Board being first obtained.