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Army—Milttia Service Act (1873)—Bounties—Question

Volume 220: debated on Thursday 2 July 1874

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asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether any complaints have been received through the Inspecting Officers of Militia Regiments as to the proportion of bounty money now paid to recruits under the Militia Service Act of 1873; and whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to alter the regulations now in force respecting the payment of such bounty?

, in reply, said, that there had been a great many complaints on the subject referred to in the Question of his noble Friend; in fact, the re-enrolments had been very small in proportion to their usual number. It was not intended, however, to take any steps in reference to the matter until the trainings were over and the regular annual reports had been received.