§ MR. LAYARD
I beg, Sir, to ask a question of the hon. Under Secretary for War of which I have given him notice. After the dispatch of General Simpson containing the account of the attack on the Redan, a second dispatch, bearing date September 18, was forwarded to Lord 836 Panmure, giving the usual routine list of officers, including those of the staff engaged in the attack. To that dispatch, when published, was appended a significant note from Lord Panmure, stating, that the list of officers recommended for promotion for distinguished services had not yet been received. I wish to ask if that recommendation has been received, and if it has, why it has not been published, and whether the Government would have any objection to lay upon the table the dispatches from General Codrington and General Wyndham containing an account of the attack upon the Redan?
§ MR. FREDERICK PEEL
Sir, the hon. Gentleman has not put his question very clearly, but I will answer it as well as I am able. Of course, General Codrington, General Wyndham, and the other officers in command of the divisions or brigades concerned in the attack on the Redan, made reports to General Simpson, upon which General Simpson founded his report. General Simpson did not, however, think it necessary to send home those reports at the time, and, although they have since come into the possession of the Government, it has not been deemed advisable to publish them in the Gazette.