HC Deb 13 June 1881 vol 262 c341

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the senior Major and two senior Captains of each Militia Regiment will receive the same promotion on 1st July as the officers of corresponding rank in the Line Regiments of which they will then be the third and fourth battalions; and, if not, whether he has considered the position of the senior Majors of Militia Regiments who, under the new organisation, will be superseded by about three hundred Captains of the Army now junior to them?


Sir, the hon. and gallant Member was, I presume, not in the House when this Question was answered on the 3rd of June. There is no intention to increase the number of field officers of Militia, and the lines of promotion and retirement in the Line and Militia have always been entirely distinct; so that no question of supersession has ever been deemed of any weight.