§ MR. HANBURY (Preston)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether Infantry officers acting as Assistant Inspectors of Small Arms are qualified for promotion to Inspectorships, or whether these posts are reserved for Artillery officers; whether Lord Morley's Committee, while suggesting that the Inspectors should have passed through the Artillery College at Woolwich, proposed that the scope of the College should be widened so as to admit all officers who were candidates for scientific appointments; and whether facilities will be afforded to Infantry officers to enable them to qualify as Inspectors of their own arms?
§ *MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
Infantry officers acting as Assistant Inspectors of small arms are eligible for promotion to Inspectorships. The Committee on the Manufacturing Departments, over which Lord Morley presided, did recommend that the Artillery College should be opened to officers of all arms who were candidates for scientific appointments. I find that no steps in the direction of that recommendation have yet been taken; but I will look into the matter.