§ MAJOR EVANS GORDON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)
On behalf of the hon. Member for South Derbyshire, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he proposes to make any alteration during the current year in the amounts or conditions of Volunteer Capitation Grants; and if there will be any alteration in the same period of the camp allowances set down in the present Volunteer Regulations.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER,) Belfast, W.
As regards the amounts or conditions of Volunteer Capitation Grants there will be no alterations during the current year. As regards camp allowances for the present year only attendance at camp is not compulsory to earn the higher efficiency grant, and Class I. allowances will be admissible for a Class I. camp even though the minimum number of members, required by the regulations to attend, is not secured. The allowances and conditions for Field Army battalions, including the minimum number to attend camp, remain unaltered.