HC Deb 11 February 1908 vol 183 cc1520-1
MR. GUINNESS (Bury St. Edmunds)

To ask the Secretary of State for War, whether anything can be done to better the retiring allowance of quarter-masters who have attained the rank of honorary major, in view of the fact that a combatant major is granted £300 per annum on retirement at the age of forty-eight years, while a man who has risen from the ranks by sheer merit gets only £200 per annum on retirement as a major at the age of fifty-five years.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The question has been recently considered, but it has not been found practicable at present to take any steps towards increasing the retired pay of these officers.