HC Deb 17 February 1881 vol 258 cc1091-2

wished to ask the Secretary for War, in reference to Ques- tion 25 on the Paper, which had not been put, Whether, now that Sir Evelyn Wood had arrived, he or Sir George Colley would be in command?


Sir, the hon. Gentleman asks me, in reference to Question '2.5, a Question about Sir Evelyn Wood. Question '25 cannot possibly refer to him. I do not see why the hon. Gentleman introduced Question 25, except as an excuse for rising on the present occasion. I will answer Question 25 if it is put to me, or any Question on Notice; but I do not see the connection between Question 25 and that which the hon. Gentleman has just asked.