HC Deb 12 May 1887 vol 314 c1675
MR. W. J. CORBET (Wicklow, E.)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, in view of the proposed alterations in the New Warrant with reference to the Medical Department of the Army, the same privileges, as enjoyed at present by the Royal Engineers under paragraph 71, Clause I, Army Circular, 1st January, 1887, would be extended to Medical Officers, namely— That an officer, placed on half-pay on account of ill-health incurred in and by the Service, may reckon time on half-pay, not exceeding one year, towards promotion, towards voluntary retirement, and towards retired pay?


(who replied) said: The general rule for all Departmental officers is that they do not reckon time on half-pay towards promotion or retirement. Medical officers come under this rule, in common with those of all other Departments.