asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the five senior lieutenants of the district officers, Royal Artillery, have had twelve years' service in that rank, and that they lose considerably in pay through not being promoted; and whether there is any intention of altering the regulation with regard to district officers so as to remove this hardship?
§ Colonel SEELY
The facts are as stated. Any steps, however, such as the substitution of promotion by time for promotion to the establishment, that might be taken to benefit these senior officers would affect unfavourably those lower down the list. The present situation is due to the large augmentation to the list in 1900.