HC Deb 26 May 1856 vol 142 cc631-2

said, he would beg to ask the hon. Gentleman the Under-Secretary for War what arrangements were intended to be made, when the militia should be disembodied, in the cases of non-commissioned officers holding the position of sergeant-major or quartermaster-sergeant on the permanent staff of the militia who should have been promoted to commissions in that force, as they could not now re- sume their former position on the permanent staff?


said, that when a militia regiment was disembodied no officers continued to receive permanent pay except adjutants and quartermasters, who retained their appointments. If sergeants who had been promoted to the position of adjutants and quartermasters retained their appointments, of course they would be permitted to remain on the permanent staff; but others, who had been promoted, but who did not retain their appointments on the disembodiment of the regiment, would only receive the pay they were previously entitled to receive.

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