§ COLONEL STUART KNOX
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, in the event of the Subaltern of Militia recommended, by the Officer commanding, for a Commission in the Line not passing the qualifying examination, he will allow another Officer of the same Corps to be examined, so that the advantage may not be lost to that Regiment?
§ MR. CARDWELL
The case supposed, Sir, has been provided for in the War Office Circular of the 21st of April, 1871, Clause 31, Art. 8, which is in the following words:—In the event of a Militia Regiment, when a Commission is offered, having no candidate for it, or in the event of the candidate nominated failing after a second trial to pass the required examination, the Commission will he offered to the Regiment next on the roster which is not included in the number detailed for the current year.