§ MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if lie can state how many of each rank of the officers on half-pay, eligible for employment, have been compulsorily placed on half-pay; for how long each of these officers has been on that list; and how many it is the intention of the Government not to employ again.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK, Surrey, Guild-ford)
The number of officers on half-pay, eligible for employment, who have been compulsorily placed on half-pay amounts to eleven lieutenant-colonels and colonels. The periods during which they have been on that list lie between December 1896 and February of this year. I am not prepared to give any answer to the last part of the Question.