§ SIR HENRY STRACEY
said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, Whether there is any intention of rewarding those gentlemen whose names have been specially brought to the notice of the Commander-in-Chief for the great proficiency they have exhibited at the examinations for direct Commissions, by bestowing on them Commissions without purchase?
Mr. T. G. BARING
said, there was no intention of bestowing upon those gentlemen Commissions without purchase. There were at present twenty gentlemen entitled to Commissions without purchase who were unable to obtain them.