HC Deb 04 March 1880 vol 251 c303

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, previous to the final abolition of promotion to brevet majorities in October next, he intends to promote to that rank all Captains of Cavalry and Infantry who attained their companies previous to the abolition of purchase in October 1871, thus more nearly equalising their promotion to that of the Artillery and Engineer branches?


in reply, said, that there had been considerable discussion on the subject, and that no positive decision had been arrived at with respect to it, but that the views entertained were adverse to such a step as that suggested.