§ 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.
§ *Mr. SPEAKER
I do not know why the order was changed except for the 750 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.