§ Mr. MORTON
asked the Secretary of State for War whether there are any officers in the Army who were promoted from the ranks in 1902. and have fully qualified for the rank of captain, who have not yet been promoted to that rank?
§ Mr. HALDANE
Nine officers who were appointed to the ranks in 1902 are now serving as lieutenants and are qualified by examination for the rank of captain. It must be remembered that the average service for promotion to the rank of captain is upwards of eight years.