§ 91. Mr. DALRYMPLE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office the number of veterinary officers granted temporary commissions since the outbreak of the War who have been promoted to the rank of captain, the number of veterinary officers granted commissions in Territorial Forces since the outbreak of the War who have been promoted to the rank of captain, the number of veterinary surgeons offering themselves for commissions and granted the rank of temporary lieutenant in the Regular Army and the Territorial Forces, respectively, during the last six months; and whether veterinary surgeons in the Territorial Forces will for the future 1773 be granted the same rate of promotion, carrying with it the same rate of pay, as the same officers serving in the Regular Army?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The numbers are, respectively, 118, 4, 148, and 134. It has been decided to promote Territorial Force lieutenants to captains after one year's mobilised service. The rate of pay will be the same as laid down in the pay warrant for Regular officers.