§ CAPTAIN COTTON (Cheshire, Wirral)
asked the Secretary of State for War, with reference to a statement made in the House on the 5th March, 1886, by the then Secretary of State for War, that there is a special reserve for Quartermasters of a proportion of the grant for distinguished or meritorious service, If he can now state to the House what is the amount reserved for the Quarter- 1404 masters of the Royal Artillery, and for how many of these officers?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
At the present time, 1-14th of the sum reserved for the Royal Artillery is assigned to officers of that corps commissioned from the ranks. I do not, however, feel satisfied that this is a satisfactory arrangement, and I will undertake to make an inquiry into the matter.