HC Deb 21 June 1900 vol 84 cc619-20
MR. HUDSON (Hertfordshire, Hitchin)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, as the Divisional Signalling Officers in South Africa are drawing extra or Staff Captain's pay, he will also increase the pay of the Brigade Signalling Officers on the Staff of the Brigade, especially those who have been engaged in Natal, where, owing to the nature of the country, signalling has been of such importance, any other method of communication, having been impossible.


It has not been hitherto considered necessary to appoint more than one staff officer for signalling in each division. It is possible that the experience of the war may lead to a modification of this rule; we shall await the reports of the generals in the field.