HC Deb 22 April 1901 vol 92 c904
MR. HARRY SAMUEL (Tower Hamlets, Limehouse)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether all the Royal Engineer Corps in the Home district have been without the services of adjutants from the Regular forces for at least a year; and, if so, can he state when it is proposed to remedy this state of things.


It is not possible to provide adjutants from the Regular forces until the Royal Engineer officers return from South Africa. Their work has been meanwhile performed by acting adjutants selected from the Volunteer corps concerned.


Seeing that the Volunteer adjutants have done the work so well, cannot they be given the temporary rank of captain in the Army?


I am afraid that that does not arise out of the question on the Paper.