§ COLONEL ARBUTHNOT
asked the Secretary of State for War, If he will state the number of Veterinary Surgeons disqualified as regards eligibility for promotion to the first-class grade by the operation of the Veterinary Warrant of 187e, and the reason why those Veterinary Surgeons who have completed the twelve years' qualifying service still remain unpromoted; and, whether certain Letters and Documents complaining of and urging a reconsideration of the Warrant, which were received at the War Office prior to the commencement of the present Session, have yet been referred to him; and, if so, whether he has arrived at any decision on the subject?
§ COLONEL STANLEY
, in reply, said, he was not at present prepared to give the numbers referred to in the first part of the Question; but if the hon. and gallant Gentleman would repeat that part of the Question at a future date, he would endeavour to supply them. With regard to the reconsideration of the Warrant, there were certain calculations which would have to he made before he could give a decision on the matter, and owing to pressure of Business, the actuary had not been able to furnish him with the results of those calculations up to the present time.