HC Deb 29 February 1904 vol 130 cc1220-1
MR. HARE (Norfolk, S. W.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether in view of the fact that there are now two vacancies of lieutenant-colonels and six of majors commanding depot companies, R.G.A., he will say whether it is his intention to fill these vacancies by the promotion of junior officers of the service in the course of the next month or so.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) These two vacancies for lieutenant-colonels will be filled by the promotion of two majors in the Gazette of 1st March. There is only one depot company Royal Garrison Artillery short of a major, and not six. When the two majors mentioned have been promoted there will be five vacancies for majors in the Royal Garrison Artillery, and these will be kept open for the absorption of five majors of Royal Garrison Artillery whose terms of staff employment will expire early in April.