HC Deb 12 March 1886 vol 303 c630
SIR GUYER HUNTER (Hackney, Central)

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether, if any, what objections exist to the employment of retired Military and Naval officers in our Colonies; and, whether he can state the number of officers, Naval and Military, now employed in the service of the Colonies with the sanction of the Admiralty and War Office?


There are no objections, in principle, to the employment of retired military and naval officers in our Colonies. The conditions on which such officers are to be allowed to retain their pay while in Colonial employment have recently been under the consideration of the Departments concerned, and it is expected that a decision may very shortly be arrived at. With regard to the second Question, a Return of the officers now employed in the service of the Colonies is in course of preparation for the House of Lords, and if the hon. Member desires to move for it, it can be presented to this House.