HC Deb 01 August 1879 vol 248 cc1846-7

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is intended to fill up the vacancies in the several ranks of the officers of the Commissariat which, have occurred, and may occur, owing to the late compulsory and voluntary retirements before the Warrant expected is published; whether it is intended to fill the said vacancies by placing military officers over the heads of officers at present serving in the Commissariat according to date of Commissions; whether a great number of the present officers will be compelled to retire; and, if so, what compensation will be granted to them; and, what will be the position and future prospects of those who will be retained?


in reply, said, that in view of the approaching publication of the Warrant there were many points that would have to be considered between the Treasury and the War Office, and it would be impossible at the present to answer the Question categorically. The vacancies which formed the subject of the Question would not be filled up until the number of officers to be retired had been settled.