§ Mr. MONTAGUE
asked the Home Secretary how many prison hospital officers were offered promotion and did not accept the post of hospital principal officer at Dartmoor; how many declined; and the number against whom disciplinary action was taken involving forfeiture of promotion to this rank?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The number of officers who declined the offer of promotion to this post at Dartmoor is three. No question of disciplinary action arises, but one of the three officers who failed to give reasons satisfactory to his superiors will not in the ordinary course be considered again for such promotion.