HC Deb 10 March 1898 vol 54 cc1244-5

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, although vacancies in the list of major-generals in the Royal Artillery occurred by the retirement of Major-General Caldicott on 1st October, 1897, and the death of Major-General Yeatman-Biggs on the 4th January, 1898, yet during the intervening months no appointment has been made; and inasmuch as by Royal Warrant, Section 47, V., it is laid down that while supernumerary major-generals exist, only every second vacancy is to be absorbed, why in the cases referred to the warrant is not carried into effect?


Several points as to the promotion to the rank of major-general had to be considered before the promotion could be approved. These having been disposed of, the promotion will be shortly gazetted.