HC Deb 16 March 1882 vol 267 c1005

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether any decision has yet been arrived at regarding the readjustment of relative rank and retiring pay for the officers of the Army Veterinary Department, with a view of placing these officers on an equality in this respect with the quartermasters and riding masters, and other commissioned officers?


In reply to my hon. and gallant Friend, I have to say that I have looked into this question, as I promised last year, and before the end of the Session I may be able to give some information on the subject; but the difficulties are much greater than I anticipated when I first took up the question.