HC Deb 30 March 1903 vol 120 cc563-4

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the new regulations for examining officers for promotion in the United States Army, and particularly to the fact that Members of the Examining Board are sworn faithfully and impartially to examine and report upon the officer about to be examined; and whether, with a view to assisting and strengthening the hands of officers detailed to examine or report upon their comrades, he will consider the advisability of introducing a similar provision into his new regulations for examination and promotion.


I have seen the proviso in the regulations mentioned. In view of the existing certificate signed by the Examining Board the alteration suggested does not at present commend itself to my Military Advisers.