§ MR. W. EGERTON
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, in Committee on the Army Regulation Bill, he will introduce any Clauses to give compensation to the Clerks of the general meetings, or the Lieutenancy for the loss of their offices; and, whether he intends to abolish the office of Deputy Lieutenant?
§ MR. CARDWELL
Sir, the clerks of lieutenancy came to me at the War Office and left with the understanding, on my part, that they were to send me full particulars of the grounds on which they found a claim for compensation. In the meantime, I am not prepared to enter into any engagement on the subject. I have formed no opinion upon the office of deputy lieutenant.