HC Deb 13 May 1915 vol 71 cc1822-3

asked the Under-Secretary for India whether, when one of the four double-company commanders in a battalion is detailed to command the depôt of a regiment and another officer is appointed in his place to command a double company in that battalion on active service, such last-mentioned officer is precluded from drawing staff pay on the ground that staff pay cannot be allowed for more than four double-company commanders in any one battalion; and whether, in the case supposed, staff pay can be allowed to the officer in question as a special case.


It has been decided, as a special measure during the War, that in the case in question if four-squadron or double-company commanders are serving with a regiment in the field they shall all receive the pay of their appointments.