HC Deb 15 April 1872 vol 210 cc1263-4

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, under the new organization, any provision will be made for granting pensions to sergeants, drummers, and buglers of the permanent Staff of the Militia, having no Line service, but who have served for periods varying from ten to eighteen years, including, in many instances, long periods of permanent embodiment?


stated that by the present regulations no pension was due to any sergeant on the permanent Staff of the Militia under 20 years' service. The intention was, under the new organization, to employ all the members of the permanent Staff who were fit for employment. He was not prepared to anticipate any question that might arise whether those who had been proved to be unfit, and who would not therefore be employed, would be entitled to anything.