§ MR. FINUCANE (Limerick, E.)
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether Sergeant Major Preston, of the Prince of Wales's Regiment, has been promoted to the commission of Quartermaster; and, whether Sergeant Major Hartrie, of the second battalion, is senior to Preston; and, if so, what is the reason for Preston's promotion?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
Sergeant Major Preston has been promoted to the rank of Quartermaster. With reference to the second Question, I have to say that, in the interest of military discipline, I consider it highly undesirable that Questions of this nature should be asked in the House of Commons, and still more so that they should be answered.