§ Lord C. BERESFORD
asked how many of the engineer-commanders promoted with seniority of 1st January, 1912, received pay at the rate of 18s. and 24s. a day respectively; and by what circular letter or Order in Council were these different rates of pay fixed, seeing that it is stated in Circular Letter No. 140, of December, 1902, that the rate of pay of 24s. a day was to apply to all engineer officers serving at that time when and if promoted to the rank of engineer-commander?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Of the six engineer officers promoted to the rank of engineer-commander on 1st January, 1912, five received pay at 18s. a day and one at 24s. a day, having been specially promoted. As regards the second part of the question, I am afraid I cannot add to the replies given to the Noble Lord on 9th March, the 8th and 18th May, and the 1st November last.