§ SIR SEYMOUR KING
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?
§ MR. BRODRICK
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.