HC Deb 05 April 1887 vol 313 c485
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.