HC Deb 03 August 1909 vol 8 cc1828-9W

asked what is the nature of the very special circumstances within the meaning of Article 472, Royal Warrant for Pay and Promotion, under which Colonel R. M. Ireland, C.M.G., Army Pay Department. Chief Accountant at Headquarters, is retained on the active list; and how long is the emergency referred to in Articles 92 and 472, Royal Warrant, expected to continue?


Thin officer is in charge of the branch dealing with the personnel of the Army Pay Department, the Army Pay Corps and the Army Accounts Department. The special circumstances are a contemplated reorganisation of the Department, during which it is essential to maintain continuity in this appointment. It is not possible to say when the changes will be completely effected, but it is hoped that the emergency will have ceased within a couple of years.