§ SIR HENRY STRACEY
said, he wished to put the following question to the Secretary of State for War,—As officers promoted to the rank of Major-General from the Household Cavalry receive £1 9s. 2d. per diem, and Officers promoted to the rank of Major-General from the Infantry of the Line receive £1 5s. per diem, why Cavalry Officers of the Line, promoted to the same rank, and who have been requited to attain that rank, to expend for the regulated price of their commission £1,675 more than the sum required as the regu- 807 lated price for the same commission of the infantry officer should receive the same pay only—that is to say, £1 5s. per diem; and the principle of higher pay for greater outlay being recognized in the instance of the Officer promoted from the Household Cavalry, why it is not applicable to the Cavalry Officer of the Line, who has been required to expend for his Commission £1,675 above the sum required of the Infantry Officer of the Line?
§ MR. SIDNEY HERBERT
said, that the hon. Member was quite right as to the fact of Officers of the Household Brigade receiving a higher rate of pay than Cavalry Officers of the Line. It was not, however, on account of the greater cost of their commissions, but simply because the regular full pay of their regiment was higher than the allowance to ordinary General Officers.