HC Deb 14 June 1910 vol 17 c1295W
Colonel RAWSON

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will state how many lieutenants, Royal Garrison Artillery, there are with ten years' service or over; and whether he can find some way to remedy the present block of promotion in that branch of the Service, such as giving the officers promotion after a certain number of years' service, as has been done in the Royal Engineers and in the Indian Army?


There are 142 subalterns of Royal Garrison Artillery with over ten years' service. The whole question of the retardation of promotion in the Garrison Artillery has been fully considered, and the Army Council held that the circumstances did not require the adoption of any exceptional measures such as that suggested in the question.