HC Deb 08 July 1880 vol 253 cc1899-900

asked the Secretary of State for War, If the subject of pay, promotion, and retirements of Quartermasters of the Royal Artillery is under his consideration; and, whether any and what measures are proposed to ameliorate the condition of these officers?


asked the Secretary of State for War, If any steps are to be taken to remedy the grievances affecting the regimental Quartermasters of the Army; and, if so, whether he can state when such steps will be taken?


I have to say that the alleged grievances of the Quartermasters of the Line and of the Artillery form one of the very numerous questions which I found undecided by my Predecessors when I took Office. It has features of much difficulty and intricacy; but, considering the multitude of these questions and their relative importance, I cannot undertake to say when that of the Quartermasters will be ripe for settlement. It will receive in due time my best attention.