said, he would beg to ask the hon. Under Secretary for War if it was the intention of the Government to order the staff pay and allowances to be deducted from officers on the staff who are not upon full pay during the time they may be temporarily absent from their staff duties?
§ MR. FREDERICK PEEL
said the general rule was, that staff officers were not entitled to receive staff pay unless they were on the spot, in the actual performance of their duties; but there would be no objection to grant staff pay in the case put by the hon. and gallant Gentleman of an officer on unattached pay serving 1993 in this country and receiving leave of absence, provided the leave of absence were very limited, and the duty performed without additional expense to the public.