§ MR. HENRY H. FOWLER (Wolverhampton, E.)
asked the Secretary of State for War, What number of Lieutenant Colonels under 60 years of age will be compulsorily retired in July next, and what will be the annual amount of the half-pay of the officers so retired; and, whether he will lay upon the Table a Statement showing the financial effect of the recent Royal Warrant as to compulsory retirement?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
From the present time to the end of July there will be no compulsory retirement of Lieutenant Colonels, although a certain number will vacate their regimental appointments on completing the term for which their appointments were made. While unemployed, these officers will be on half-pay at 11s. per day. A calculation was made last summer on the probable financial effect of the then intended Royal Warrant; but several important changes were made later in the conditions. The calculation does not, therefore, now hold, and a new one, showing the effect of the "Warrant as promulgated, is now being made. When completed, I will consider whether I can lay on the Table a statement of the financial effect of the Royal Warrant.