HC Deb 30 March 1871 vol 205 c893

asked the Secretary of State for War, Why the late Indian, now Royal Artillery and Engineers, are not included in Clause 4 of the Army Regulation Bill, inasmuch as the bonus system prevails in those corps equally with the twelve Regiments of Infantry and Cavalry transferred from the service of the East India Company to that of the Crown?


Sir, the late Indian Artillery and Engineers are not within the provisions of the compensation provided by the Act, because they are dying out, and their promotion is provided for, as a seniority corps, under the Act of 1860.