HC Deb 24 June 1881 vol 262 cc1226-7

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, as Adjutants of the Auxiliary Force who entered that Service previous to the five year rule serve with, the rank of Captains in the Army and are Honorary Majors, it is the intention of the Government to allow these gentlemen, on retirement after twenty years' service, to receive the pension proposed for all Captains in the Army of the same length of service, and also to Quartermasters in the Army of twenty years' service, viz.: £200 yearly?


Sir, in reply to the right hon. and gallant Gentleman, I have to say that the rate of allowances to these adjutants, if compulsorily retired, is now under consideration; but I cannot admit that, whatever their rank may be, they necessarily must have the same rate of retirement as regimental captains.