HC Deb 08 August 1887 vol 318 cc1550-1

asked the Secretary of State for War, If he can hold out hope of any further promotion for those Quartermasters and Riding Masters now holding the rank of Captain, who have served for many years as commissioned officers, in addition to long previous service in the ranks, and many of whom have a number of years yet to serve?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

A certain number of appointments carry the rank of Major; and if any of the Quartermasters and Ridingmasters referred to should be selected for those appointments they would have that rank. But, otherwise, Quartermasters and Riding Masters, with the rank of Captains, have, under present Regulations, no further promotion to look forward to.