HC Deb 03 June 1886 vol 306 c842
MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether his attention has been called to an advertisement of a fête to be given in the grounds of Earl Brownlow on Whit Monday by the Berkhamsted and Northchurch Conservative Working Man's Club, entrance to which is charged one shilling per person, and at which it is announced that there will be a grand Military Assault-at-Arms by the noncommissioned officers and troopers of the First Life Guards, and a performance by the pipers and dancers of the Soudan Brigade of Scots Guards; and, whether non-commissioned officers, troopers, pipers, and dancers of Her Majesty's regiments of Guards are permitted to appear at fetes given, to collect funds for Conservative Associations?


I am not surprised at my hon. Friend putting this Question; but the programme of the intended fête had been already brought to the notice of the Commander-in-Chief, who at once gave orders to prevent the military part of it from being carried out.