§ MR. W. PRICE
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether militia adjutants who signify their acceptance of the proposed retiring pension scheme before the 1st of July next, will be compulsorily retired on and from that date, or whether their services will be required for any further period; in the latter case, whether such service will count towards pension?
MR. GATHORNE HARDY
, in reply, said, the proposal at present was that those Militia adjutants who agreed to accept the retiring pension scheme on the 1st of July next would not be compulsorily retired, but would be allowed to complete this year's training of the regiment, nor would they be compulsorily retired afterwards as long as their services were required. Such prolonged time would count towards their pensions. He thought, however, the best plan would be to extend the time from the 1st of July to the 1st of October, which would cover the time of training. Some Militia adjutants, he was informed, thought some slur was cast upon them by the proposal for their retirement; but this idea was quite a mistaken one.