SIR HOWARD VINCENT
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for 27 War if, having regard to the increased responsibilities of sergeant - majors of Volunteer corps, the Secretary of State will accord to them the warrant rank held by their colleagues in the Line and the Militia; and if, bearing in mind the increased strength of regiments, the Secretary of State will consider the advisability of increasing the sergeant-instructors in the proportion of at least one sergeant-instructor to every 300 men, and also of appointing a paid quartermaster in corps of 1,000 strong.
§ * MR. WYNDHAM
The duties performed by sergeant-majors of Volunteers are not held to justify the grant of warrant rank. The suggestions made in the second paragraph of the question will receive consideration.