HC Deb 02 March 1888 vol 323 cc28-9
SIR GEORGE TREVELYAN (Glasgow, Bridgeton)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether appointments are still being made to colonelcies of regiments to which no duties are attached; and, if so, at what date such appointments will cease; how many such appointments are held by officers who have not yet retired from the Service; and, in what part of the Estimates the salaries of those appointments, when held by officers not yet retired from the Service, may be found?

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

Appointments as honorary colonels of regiments are still conferred as honourable distinctions, and there is no present intention of ceasing to confer them; but they only carry pay in the case of General Officers who did not accept the terms offered in the Royal Warrant of 1881. The paid appointments thus held by officers on the active list are at present eight in. number. If unemployed their pay would be included in Vote 18; if employed it would merge in their Staff pay.