§ MR. GIBSON
I should like to ask the Chief Secretary if there is any truth in the report of Colonel Brackenbury's resignation?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Sir, it is true that Colonel Brackenbury has resigned, but not for the reason alluded to in The Daily News. The resignation has nothing to do with anything relating to the Irish policy of the Government. In questions of employment there are always two parties. In this instance the Government is one, and Colonel Bracken-bury is the other. As Colonel Bracken-bury has resigned, but on no public grounds whatever, I think the Government are not only absolved from making a statement, but they have no right to make a statement. We are actively engaged in making the arrangements arising from this resignation.