HC Deb 07 August 1879 vol 249 c390

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?


, 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.