HC Deb 26 April 1860 vol 158 cc136-7

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of State for War upon what principle a deduction of eightpence halfpenny per diem is made from the pay of the Surgeon and Assistant-Surgeon of a Cavalry Regiment for each horse kept by them for the public service, when the rate of pay of those Officers is precisely the same as that of the Medical Officers of Infantry Regiments who, under the 21st paragraph of the Warrant of the 1st of October, 1858, are expressly exempted from any such deduction, the words of the paragraph referred to being these:— Shall not in future be subject to any stoppage out of their daily pay for any ration of hay, straw, or oats supplied for the horse or horses kept by them for the public service.


said, the case was as stated, and the papers on the subject were before the House.