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Army—Military Labour—Report Of Committee—Question

Volume 203: debated on Thursday 21 July 1870

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said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether the Committee which he stated last February had been appointed by His Royal Highness the Commander in Chief, composed of competent Officers, to draw up Regulations for extending the system of "Military Labour to Military Works," have made any Report; and, if so, if he has any objection to lay it upon the Table of the House?

Before making their final Report detailed examination has been necessary in the different corps to ascertain the qualifications of the men proposed to be established instructors. It is hoped that, when all the Reports have been received, the Committee will be enabled to recommend a system by which every man in the Army who wishes to work at a trade may obtain employment.