§ MR. W. J. CORBET
asked the Secretary of State for War, When will officers from the Regular Forces be appointed to those Irish Militia Regiments which are still under the disadvantage of having Adjutants under the old system, some of whom have left the service over twenty years, and are therefore unacquainted with the new principles of drill?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN)
The Irish Militia adjutants, of whom nine remain attached to Irish Militia battalions, will be replaced, as vacancies arise, by regimental officers on the active list; but they are not liable to compulsory retirement till they reach the age of 55 years. Only two will reach that age during the next five years.