§ MR. WAIT
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether an Adjutant of Militia, who on retiring from the adjutantcy has accepted a commission as Major in the regiment, would, on the command of that regiment becoming vacant, be eligible for promotion to that rank and command; or whether, as heretofore, the vacancy would be filled by a half-pay Field Officer from the regular forces; and, whether he would be willing in any cases to commute for cash the pensions to which adjutants may be entitled?
MR. GATHORNE HARDY
, in reply, said, the adjutants would be eligible in the same way as lieutenant colonels, and each case would have to be decided on its merits. He had already stated that the Commissioners had already commuted for cash the pensions to which adjutants were entitled, and he had no reason to doubt that they would continue to act on that principle.