§ MR. DALRYMPLE
asked the Financial Secretary for War, Whether it is the case that Majors holding Staff appointments as Brigade Majors or Garrison Instructors only draw the allowances of Captains; and, if so, whether he will consider the hardship inflicted on such officers, who are denied the allowances of their rank because they hold Captains' appointments?
§ SIR ARTHUR HAYTER
Sir, the relative rank of Captain is attached to the Staff appointments referred to. If officers, who are Regimental Majors, accept them, they do so with a full knowledge of the conditions. I may add that the present aggregate pay and allowances of a Brigade Major or Garrison Instructor exceed considerably, under ordinary circumstances, those of a Regimental Major.