HC Deb 18 August 1857 vol 147 cc1820-1

said, he would beg to ask the Under Secretary for War whether he had received from the Members of the Commission appointed to inquire into the system of Purchase in the Army, who have not appended their names to the Report, any reasons for their having declined to do so?


said, the hon. Gentleman was correct in saying that the names of all the Commissioners were not appended to the Report. A communication had been made to the Secretary for War by one of the Commissioners, the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Coventry (Mr. Ellice) stating his inability to agree to the recommendations in the Report and his intention to state his reasons in a separate paper. When that paper was received it would be laid on the table.