HC Deb 14 July 1881 vol 263 c839

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is the fact that when Militia Regiments form battalions with Line Corps, the latter have two lieutenant-colonels, one commanding, four majors, and a proportionate number of captains and subaltern officers, whereas the Militia battalions have only one lieutenant-colonel and one major; and, whether he will allow to the Militia Corps the same advantages with regard to promotion that the Line Corps have by increasing the number of Militia officers?


May I suggest, Sir, to the hon. Member that, before he puts a Question on the Paper, already very crowded, he should inquire whether it has been already answered? As a matter of fact, this Question has been twice answered, on the 3rd and 13th of June.