HC Deb 25 February 1875 vol 222 cc842-3

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If he is aware that in the Marine Corps, under the retirement scheme of the late Government, a practice exists of officers paying their seniors to retire, and that through this practice individual officers gain, but the officers in general are deprived of part of the promotion which that scheme was intended to secure to them; and, whether he has taken or will take steps to prevent this practice?


Since the hon. Member's Question has been put on the Paper I have made inquiries, and have been unable to learn of the existence of the practice he refers to.


I give Notice, Sir, that I shall repeat my Question on the subject in a more pointed form.