HC Deb 24 July 1871 vol 208 cc164-5

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, with reference to paragraph 4 of the Reserve Force Circular, dated January 1st, 1871, where it is stated that "No Quartermasters of Militia will be compulsorily reduced during the financial year 1871–2," it is his intention to continue the services of those officers after that date?


Under the special circumstances the compulsory reduction of Militia Quartermasters was suspended for the current year; but I am not prepared to enter into any undertaking with respect to its further suspension.