I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the commanding officer under whom a warrant officer is serving can recommend him for a commission as quartermaster; and, if so recommended to the Commander-in-Chief, would his name be noted; and why quartermaster-ships or an equivalent position, say assistant paymasters, are not given in the Army Pay Corps?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Any commanding officer under whom a warrant officer is serving can recommend him for a commission. Whether the warrant officer's name would be noted would depend on the merits of the case. The question of giving an improved status to some of the warrant officers of the Army Pay Corps is under the Secretary of State's consideration.