HC Deb 11 July 1867 vol 188 c1390

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, If his attention has been called to the grievance felt by some of the senior Staff Officers of Pensioners, because the Memorandum, dated War Office, 15th March, 1842, promising that their situation should "be considered a full pay appointment," has not been carried out, many of them having been induced to leave other "full pay" situations in order to obtain it; and also, to the fact of the retiring allowance granted to them being considerably less than that given to other paying officers holding likewise home appointments, but whose duties and money responsibilities are not nearly so great as those of the Staff Officers of Pensioners?


said, that so far as he could ascertain, the senior Staff Officers of Pensioners did hold, and always held, full pay appointments. He was not aware that the Staff Officers had any reason to complain of their retiring allowances. The appointments were in his hands as Secretary of State, and hardly a day passed that he did not receive the most pressing applications from officers to hold their appointments.