HC Deb 03 April 1871 vol 205 cc1044-5

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is the intention of the Government to lay upon the Table of the House a Statement setting forth the alterations they propose to make in the Royal Warrant concerning promotion, and the whole of their scheme for the promotion and retirement of Officers, together with an Estimate of its probable or possible cost, and also the plan for the amalgamation of the Regular and Reserve Forces; and, if so, when?


said, he was not prepared at present to lay on the Table a statement setting forth the alterations the Government proposed to make concerning promotion and retirement of officers in the Army, further than he had already announced to the House.