HC Deb 28 May 1857 vol 145 c931

asked the Under Secretary for War, with reference to an Order of the 10th day of January, 1857, allowing soldiers made sergeants since that date to retain their previously earned good-conduct money, whether it is the intention of the war authorities that sergeants created before the 10th day of January, 1857, and whose good-conduct money ceased under regulations then in force on their becoming sergeants, should remain in a worse position than their brother non-commissioned officers who, without more merit, have served for shorter periods in the rank of sergeants?


said, the memorandum to which the hon. Gentleman alluded was one dated, not the 10th, but the 16th of January. It had reference to all sergeants in the service irrespective of the date of their promotion. All were subject to the same regulations.