§ MR. P. STANHOPE (Wednesbury)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If it is intended the present Deputy Adjutant General, Royal Marines, shall, after his promotion in the Corps in May next from Lieutenant General to General, continue to hold his present appointment; and, if not, whether a Colonel Commandant will be selected to fill the post, it being a Colonel's appointment?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON) (Middlesex, Ealing)
The Order in Council governing this appointment specifies that the officer selected for or holding this appointment shall not be below the rank of Colonel. I am not prepared to bind myself beforehand to the particular use to which I may put the discretionary power thus given.