HC Deb 20 April 1860 vol 157 c2056

said, he rose to ask the Secretary of State for War on what principle it is, that English Officers of high rank have been refused permission to examine the Armstrong Gun Foundry at Woolwich, and at whose instance, or by whom, the Special Order of Admission has been given to certain Foreigners of high rank and distinction? General Officers had been refused admission, while some foreign Princes, with a military suite, had been admitted by virtue of a special order from the Secretary of State.