HC Deb 18 June 1935 vol 303 cc170-1
22. Mr. GUY

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he will consider the appointment of a captain of Edinburgh Castle with duties corresponding to those of the Lieutenant of the Tower of London?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Douglas Hacking)

I think my hon. and gallant Friend is referring to the office of Governor, which, in the 17th century, was styled "Governor and Constable," or "Captain and Governor," and was at one time held by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Scottish Command. The title corresponding to the Lieutenant of the Tower of London would be Deputy-Governor. At the moment I can only say that the suggestion to revive the title of Governor will be considered.


If any such changes are to be made, will the right hon. Gentleman consider promoting the Constable of Caernarvon Castle to superintendent?