§ Mr. NEWMAN
asked what number of vacancies in the commissioned ranks of all grades existed in the Guards, Cavalry, Artillery, and Line Regiments, respectively, as on 30th April, 1909 and 1910, or on any two corresponding dates of this year and last which it may be easier to select for purposes of comparison?
§ Mr. HALDANE
The number of vacancies for first appointments on 30th April, 1909, and 30th April, 1910, respectively were as follows:—
There were no vacancies in the higher grades which are filled by promotion in the ordinary course.
1909. 1910. Cavalry 36 41 Royal Artillery 68 37 Foot Guards 10 13 Infantry 134 91