§ MR. CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM (Lanark, N.W.)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If the attention of Her Majesty's Government has been directed to the fact that a Naval Lieutenant has been fined in a Portsmouth Police Court for a common assault; and, what steps Her Majesty's Government propose to take in the matter?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON) (Middlesex, Ealing)
A Naval Lieutenant has been fined for a common assault. It appears that when out riding he came into collision with a cart, and in a moment of irritation hit the driver with his riding whip. The officer apologized for the transaction, and has been fined; and the Commander-in-Chief has expressed his disapproval of his conduct. I do not propose to take any further action in the matter.