asked the Secretary of State for War, What, according to the proposals in the Army Estimates, would be the total amount of the pay of Adjutants attached to the two classes of larger and smaller yeomanry regiments respectively, inclusive of all allowances except the £2 per troop travelling allowance; what is the number this year of regiments of each class; and, what is the proposed increase to the pay or allowances of non-commissioned officers of the permanent staff?
Sir, the total amount, less the £2 per troop travelling allowance, will be—for the first class, 15s. 7d. a-day; and for the second class, 12s. 7d. a-day. There are 24 regiments in the first class and 10 in the second—equal to £9,121 19s. 2d. The increase to each non-commissioned officer who is not serving to complete his Line engagement will be £6 1s. 8d. annually, and a daily allowance of 4d. on account of lodging. Non-commissioned officers completing their Line engagements receive no addition to their Line pay and allowances.