HC Deb 08 February 1900 vol 78 c911
MR. BARLOW (Somersetshire, Frome)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War why it is that gentlemen who have only done a few weeks training in Yeomanry cavalry have been granted commissions as majors and captains in the Imperial Yeomanry and Mounted Infantry force, while Reserve officers with from five to eight years service in the Household Brigade and cavalry and infantry of the line are only given the rank of lieutenant.


The selection of all the regimental officers of the Imperial Yeomanry has been entrusted to the Yeomanry Committee, subject to the approval of the Secretary of State, and he does not doubt that they have made their selection in the manner most conducive, in their opinion, to the efficiency of the corps.