§ CAPTAIN A. J. C. DONELAN (Cork, E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he can say what rate of pay Sergeant-Majors of the Medical Staff Corps received when the Corps was formed, and in what year, and by how much it has since been increased; and whether Warrant Officers of this Corps are all eligible for commissions?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. W. ST. JOHN BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
When the Corps was formed in 1857 the pay of the Sergeant-Major was 4s. a day. Increases were made in 1861, 1873, and 1876; and in 1881 the Sergeant-Major was made a Warrant Officer, with pay at 5s. 6d. a day. The Warrant Officers of the Corps are eligible for commissions up to the age of 40, and in special cases up to that of 45.