§ MAJOR DARWIN (Staffordshire, Lichfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will take into consideration the advisability of the warrant officer instructors of the instructional branches of the Army being allowed to serve till 55 years of age, thus placing them on an equality in this respect with the Army schoolmasters?
§ *MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
The warrant officer instructors are already allowed to serve five years longer than those employed in the more active duties of a regiment, and in any very special case power is taken in the Royal Warrant to continue a warrant officer for five years more. My military advisers do not consider that it would be for the good of the Service to go beyond these limits.