§ Captain CUNNINGHAM-REID
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he can account for the passing over for promotion to lieutenant-colonel by the selection board during the last three years of approximately 30 per cent. of senior majors of the Royal Artillery who had been recommended for promotion by their immediate superiors?
§ Mr. DOUGLAS HACKING
If officers who have been recommended for promotion by their immediate superiors are passed over, it is because there are others who possess better claims. I am aware that the competition for promotion in the Royal Artillery is very severe, but not more so than in the Infantry.