HC Deb 19 March 1877 vol 233 c115

asked the Secretary of State for War, If it is the intention of the Treasury to continue the stoppages from officers' pay for the foraging of horses they are compelled to keep for the public service, taking into consideration the abolition of purchase in the Army, as also the Correspondence on this subject that passed between the Treasury and War Office, dated 24th December 1859, and 23rd January 1860, wherein it is stated that the sole reason that could be alleged to justify their continuance was that it might increase the marketable value of commissions?


in reply, said, it was not his intention in the present Session to make any proposal to the Treasury upon the subject.