Mr. Alderman Wood
I wish to know, whether any steps have been taken by the Government towards an inquiry into the proceedings of the Court-Martial on private Somerville?
§ Lord Althorp
In answer to the question of my hon. friend, I have to inform him that the Commander-in-chief is about to institute a Court of Inquiry into the circumstances of that Court-Martial; 154 and I can assure my hon. friend that that Court of Inquiry will be so constituted, and the proceedings (I hope) so conducted, as to give satisfaction to the public.
After what has fallen from the noble Lord, I beg leave to withdraw my notice on this subject for next Tuesday.
Sir John Hobhouse
I beg to move that the Petition presented relative to this Court-Martial be printed, because I consider it important that every publicity should be given to the case.
§ Petition to be printed.