HC Deb 08 August 1872 vol 213 c696

asked the Secretary of State for War, with reference to his reply to a Question on Monday last, Whether such an exercise of authority by a commanding officer of Volunteers, as that of dismissing Private Porter from the 18th Perthshire Highland Corps, for attending two political meetings as a citizen, and not in uniform, meets his approval?


The only answer I can give to my hon. Friend is that, as I stated on Monday, the Question is one which it appears to me the statute intended to leave in the discretion of the commanding officer.