§ Commander HERBERT CRAIG
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the prejudice which is inflicted upon officers belonging to the Special Reserve in the matter of promotion in substantive rank as compared with officers belonging to other units; and whether there is any limit to the period during which an officer of the Special Reserve may hold superior acting rank on active service without obtaining any permanent promotion in his substantive rank?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The system of promotion in the Special Reserve of Officers up to the rank of captain is identical with that of officers of the Regular1306W Army. Captains of Special Reserve units are promoted majors to fill vacancies in the establishment and in the Regular Army other than Cavalry, they are promoted to the rank of major on completion of 15 years' commissioned service. As in the case of officers of the Regular Army and Territorial Force, there is no limit to the period during which an officer of the Special Reserve may hold superior acting-rank on active service without obtaining any permanent promotion in his substantive rank.