HC Deb 19 March 1896 vol 38 cc1349-50

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, when the new Warrant in reference to the Ordnance Store Department is likely to be promulgated; and whether the Government will withdraw the notices issued some time ago to upwards of 40 officers of the Department, of less than 10 years service in the Department, requiring them to rejoin their regiments, these officers having equal claims with those of 10 years' service and up wards in the Department, all having entered under similar conditions under the Warrant of 1880?


The Warrant for the reorganisation of the Ordnance Store Department will be very shortly submitted for Her Majesty's approval. It is not contemplated to withdraw the notice, as the officers referred to were, under the existing Warrant, appointed to the Department for fixed terms of five years, on the expiry of which they are due to rejoin their regiments.