§ MR. NAGHTEN
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he is prepared to recommend with a view to increased promotion, that Officers of Her Majesty's Army on retirement, if Captains, after fifteen years', or, if Field Officers, after twenty years' service on full pay, should be entitled to a step of honorary rank, with the privilege of wearing their uniforms?
MR. GATHORNE HARDY
, in reply, said, that there was at present no intention to alter the rule with respect to conferring such privileges as those to which his hon. Friend referred, nor did he think such an alteration would have a tendency to increase promotion, as he seemed to suppose. The matter could, however, be considered.