§ MR. SCLATER-BOOTH
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he contemplates improving the retirement of Regimental Paymasters, by placing them on an equality in that respect with Control Paymasters, who, after thirty years' service, can retire on £1 per diem, whereas Regimental Paymasters can only retire on 15s.; and, if not, on what principle the distinction is to be justified?
§ MR. CARDWELL
The duties of the regimental paymaster and those of the Control paymaster are not the same, but very different. The whole question of 249 paymasters is under consideration, and I have suspended new appointments in all cases in which I could do so without inconvenience to the service. I am not prepared to hold out to existing paymasters the prospect of an increase in their retiring allowance.