HC Deb 13 May 1887 vol 314 cc1814-5
MR. TOTTENHAM (Winchester)

asked the Secretary of State for War, If the post of Quartermaster General to the Forces is to be temporarily filled from 1st June to 1st October, 1887, by Major General Sir Robert Biddulph, and if Major General Sir Redvers Buller is to fill that post from the latter date; and, whether the post of Inspector General of Recruiting is to be temporarily filled till same date by an officer holding the rank of Colonel, with the intention that Sir Robert Biddulph should then return to that Department?

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

Sir Robert Biddulph has been appointed Quartermaster General from the 1st of June, and the vacancy so created will be filled by Colonel Rocke. I can give no other information on the subject.