HC Deb 16 June 1881 vol 262 c643

asked the Secretary of State for War, What are the precise terms under which a Captain who has purchased his Troop, and who will be promoted to the rank of Major on July 1st, can then retire; and, whether he will, on retirement, in the rank of Major, receive back his purchase-money in full, together with the retiring pension, which it is announced will be granted to non-purchase Captains who will be similarly affected and promoted by the Royal Warrant, which is to come into force on July 1st?


An officer in the position described by the right hon. Baronet's Question will be able either to accept a major's voluntary retirement according to the new scale, or, at his option, to exercise his rights as a captain under the present Warrant.