§ MR. WEBSTER (St. Pancras, E.)
asked the Secretary of State for War, If he can inform the House the reasons which led to the disarmament of the Honourable Artillery Company?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
I gave a full explanation and answer to this Question yesterday. No inquiry was necessary into the reasons which led to the disarmament of the Honourable Artillery Company. The War Office is fully aware of the cause; and I explained yesterday the reason which led to that disarmament.
§ MR. WEBSTER
asked the right hon. Gentleman, whether he had had an interview that day with members of the Honourable Artillery Company; and 966 whether he was in a position to give the House any information on the subject?
§ MR. E. STANHOPE
It is true I did receive a deputation to-day of members of the Honourable Artillery Company; but I do not think that the interests of the Service would be promoted by my giving the House any details of what took place.