asked the Secretary of State for War what was the basic pay in 1938 of the following officers on promotion to their rank: captain, major and lieutenant-colonel.
§ Sir J. Grigg
The normal rates current in 1938 for captain, major and lieutenant-colonel on promotion to those ranks were 16s. 6d., £1 8s. 6d. and £2 3s. od. a day respectively. Until 1st August of that year the rate for a captain was 19s. od., but officers could only be promoted if there was a vacancy. The system was then changed, and since that date officers have been promoted captain and major after being commissioned for certain periods of years.