§ 13. Major M'CALMONT
asked whether the junior major of a Cavalry regiment has been recently promoted to command his regiment, thereby superseding three of his own regimental seniors; whether it has been hitherto customary to promote officers under such circumstances into regiments other than their own; and whether this custom has now been abandoned?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The reply to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative, and to the third in the negative.
§ Major M'CALMONT
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that promotions of this kind give rise to a great deal of dissatisfaction, and in the opinion of the majority of regimental officers are very bad for discipline?