HC Deb 23 July 1897 vol 51 c900

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that there is much disappointment amongst officers who have risen from the ranks, and amongst warrant and non-commissioned officers in the army, in consequence of no steps in rank having been given to them in connection with the Diamond Jubilee; and whether he will consider the advisability of recommending that some consideration in this direction should be shown to these very deserving classes?


The Secretary of State is not aware of the dissatisfaction referred in the Question. No steps of rank were given to any grades in the army on the occasion of the Jubilee.