HC Deb 26 March 1877 vol 233 c503

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, in view of the almost universal expression of dissatisfaction on the part of the Officers of the late Control Department as to their position and prospects, he will appoint an independent Committee of General Officers to inquire into their grievances; and, if so, whether he will authorise the same Committee to inquire and report how far the present organization of the transport and supply branches of the Commissariat is calculated to meet the requirements of the public service in war as well as in peace?


in reply, said, he was afraid, as stated by the hon. and gallant Baronet, that there was a great deal of dissatisfaction in relation to the subject referred to. But with regard to the remedy, it was not his intention to appoint any independent Committee to inquire, because the responsibility of inquiry into the matter rested with himself.


gave Notice that he would take the earliest opportunity on the Order for going into Committee of Supply on the Army Estimates to call attention to the subject.