HC Deb 22 June 1871 vol 207 c401

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, in the event of the Army Regulation Bill becoming Law, he will take such steps as shall render impossible in the future payments of sums of money for Adjutants' commissions in the Reserve Forces; payments which, notwithstanding the solemn declaration made by each recipient of an Adjutant's commission—namely— That he thereby declares, upon his honour as an officer and a gentleman, that, in order to obtain the appointment of an Adjutant in the , he has not given, paid, received, or promised, and does not believe that anyone for him has given, paid, or received, directly or indirectly, any recompense, reward, or gratuity to any person or persons whatever, have hitherto been notoriously common?


replied that it certainly was his intention, if the Army Regulation Bill became law, to take such steps as might be in his power to render impossible in future the payment of any sums of money for Adjutants' commissions in the Reserve Forces, and he hoped those steps would be effectual for the purpose.