§ COLONEL BERESFORD
asked the Secretary of State for War, If he would state to the House why all vacancies caused in Regiments by Officers having been appointed to Staff Appointments have not been filled up in accordance with Clause 207 of the Royal Warrant of October 1871?
§ MR. CARDWELL
It has always been the custom to permit, within certain limits, regimental officers to serve on the Staff, without becoming supernumerary. The recent Royal Warrant enables the Secretary of State to fill up the places of, and make supernumerary officers filling certain appointments; but in some cases, it has not yet been thought necessary to exercise this power.