HC Deb 31 March 1881 vol 260 c368

gave Notice that he would ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether his attention has been directed to the fact that under the new scheme for the re-organization of the Army, by which a double Infantry regiment will have five lieutenant-colonels, the result will be that half the majors of Infantry will be promoted over the heads of Cavalry majors; further, with regard to senior captains in the Cavalry, who, under the old system, would shortly become regimental majors at the pay of 19s. 3d., whether they will not now become majors on the 1st of July in this year at the pay of 14s. 7d., besides having to serve as captains for three years; and, if such is the case, whether he will take into his consideration the position of senior captains in the Army?


I can save the hon. Member the trouble of putting the Question on the Paper. All these are matters of detail which are under reconsideration in connection with the general scheme.