HC Deb 30 July 1907 vol 179 cc749-50
MR. COURTHOPE (Sussex, Rye)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether officers who accompany the shooting team from England to the Colonies will be placed on half-pay; and, if so, for what reason. In putting this Question, may I ask, Sir, if when a number of Questions are handed in they should not appear on the Question Paper in the order in which they are handed in.


I do not know why the order was changed except for the convenience of the setting up the type by the printer.

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. HALDANE,) Haddington

The hon. Member is presumably alluding to an officer holding a staff appointment who accompanies the team. His staff pay, at the expiration of sixty-one days leave, will, in accordance with the provisions of the Royal Warrant, drop to a rate equal to the half-pay of his rank. He will not be gazetted to half-pay.