§ * MR. VERNEY (Buckinghamshire, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether any and what changes have been made in the pay of officers in the Army during recent years, and when these changes were made.
§ MR. HALDANE
My hon. friend is presumably referring to regimental officers. Since 1881, when there were a few unimportant changes, there has been no alteration in the pay with the exception of the extra one shilling a day to the senior major as second in command, which was granted in 1887. It must be remembered that officers have received pecuniary benefit in recent years in respect†See (4) Debates, clii. 1289–90.440 of provision of furniture for quarters and messes, public horses, and grants of money in aid of mess and band expenses.