HC Deb 06 August 1888 vol 329 c1687
MR. CAREW(for Mr. W. REDMOND) (Fermanagh, N.)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether Sergeant Major Hounsel, of Enniskillen, attended an Orange demonstration in that town on July 12; and, whether officers of the Army are allowed to go to party demonstrations provided only that they are in plain clothes?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

As regards the Sergeant Major, I called for a full Report of the circumstances after the hon. Member gave me a photo of the platform; but it has not yet been received from Ireland. As regards the second paragraph of the Question, the Regulation is that no officer or soldier can attend apolitical meeting in uniform; and if he be in plain clothes he may not attend one in barrack quarters, camps, or their vicinity.