§ SIR CHARLES RUSSELL
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether, after the consideration he has been able to give the question, he is prepared to place the distinguished-service Majors on the same footing with regard to promotion as the distinguished-service Lieutenant Colonels?
§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
I am afraid, Sir, that I shall not be able to put the distinguished-service Majors to whom my hon. and gallant Friend has referred on the same footing as Lieutenant Colonels; I hope, however, to be able to make a concession to those distinguished Officers which will be satisfactory to them; but I cannot state at present the exact mode in which it will be done.