§ COLONEL COLTHURST
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether captains who will be retired under existing regulations from the 1st January 1881 (as having completed 20 years' service), will be allowed the benefit of the changes proposed to come into operation on the 1st January 1881?
§ MR. CHILDERS
Sir, in reply to my hon. and gallant Friend, I have to state that under the new proposals on the 1st of July any non-purchase captain who may have been compulsorily retired under the present warrant will be allowed—subject to the approval of the Commander-in-Chief—an unattached majority, his pay being re-assessed accordingly, with the chance of re-employment up to the age of 43. But this will not be granted to officers who have commuted and left the Army.