HC Deb 17 October 1916 vol 86 c401W

asked the Secretary of State for War if Territorial regimental sergeant-majors have only acting rank, whereas regimental sergeant-majors in the New Armies have temporary rank and their names published in the Army List; and if he can see his way to place all these men on an equal footing?


My hon. Friend does not state the facts quite correctly. The sergeant-majors in the New Army do not have their names published in the Army List. As was stated in a reply given by the present Secretary for Scotland to the hon. and gallant Member for the Melton Division on 25th May, all sergeant-majors, whether of Regular battalions, New Army battalions, or Territorial Force battalions, are on the same footing as regards emoluments.