HC Deb 24 June 1870 vol 202 c895

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, If, after abolishing the Quartermasters of the Irish Militia Regiments, he is now about to reduce one-half the number of sergeants serving on their staff?


Sir, the quartermasters in Ireland will be dealt with as the quartermasters in England and Scotland. A retiring allowance has been accorded to them, and in future quartermasters will be discontinued. As regards sergeants on the permanent Staff, considering how long it is since the Irish Militia was called out for training, we have not thought it necessary to fill up all the vacancies on the permanent Staff.