§ MAJOR O'BEIRNE
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that officers who have been promoted from the ranks will be most injuriously affected by the Royal Warrant intended to take effect on the 1st July next, as these officers seldom obtain promotion to the rank of commissioned officer until over thirty years of ago; and that, as many of them have only two or three years' service, they will be compelled to retire without a pension?
§ MR. CHILDERS
Sir, I have not lost sight of the point raised by my hon. and gallant Friend, and when the new Warrant appears he will see that both as to officers now serving who have been promoted from the ranks and also as to 1056 officers hereafter so promoted, full provision has been made, insuring them sufficient pensions.