HC Deb 20 June 1872 vol 211 cc1994-5

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the Address to Her Majesty, carried in the other House of Parliament by a majority of three, will prevent or delay the promised advancement of the First Captains of the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers to the rank of Field Officers?


Sir, the Address is directed against an arrangement for which provision has been made by this House. I have not had the opportunity of considering with my Colleagues the Answer which Her Majesty ought to be advised to return to the Address of the other House. I must therefore request my right hon. and learned Friend to defer his Question until Monday.