§ 14. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether ordinarily a command of a field company in the Royal Engineers is vested in a majors who has under him a captain and four subalterns; whether these companies 1875 are now frequently commanded by captains, with another captain and four subalterns below them; and why, in this case, promotion is not granted to the rank of major?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The answer to the first two parts of the question is in the affirmative, and to the third that promotion is carried out in the corps, and not by field companies or other units thereof.