§ Mr. Kershaw
asked the Secretary of State for War the average length of time during which a sergeant on Regular engagement serves in that paid rank; and how long the average corporal on Regular engagement serves in that rank.
§ Mr. John Hare
The time spent in paid ranks varies considerably between the different corps of the Army, and even within those corps where separate trade104W promotion rolls are maintained. The average periods requested by my hon. Friend are not therefore readily available in the War Office and could not be worked out without disproportionate effort.