§ 64. Mr. GOULDING
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether officers who, since the War began, have been promoted to higher ranks will henceforth receive the full pay and emoluments of their new rank; whether this will apply to all those recently appointed, including those in the substantive ranks of colonel, brigadier-general, and major-general; whether there are any exceptions to this rule; and, if so, what is the reason for these exceptions?
Yes, Sir. All regimental officers draw the pay of the higher rank from the date of their substantive promotion, and the same rule will now apply to temporary promotion also. Staff officers are generally paid according to the appointment which they hold.
§ Mr. GOULDING
In view of the hon. Gentleman's answer, is he prepared to give a return of the pay and emoluments of the directors of the different Departments of the War Office?