HC Deb 24 July 1888 vol 329 cc326-7
MR. W. REDMOND (Fermanagh, N.)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he is aware that Colonel Kinloch, commanding the troops in Enniskillen, attended an Orange meeting in that town on July 12 last, and were an Orange badge; and, whether steps will be taken in future to enforce the Military Regulations, which forbid officers from taking part in such demonstrations?

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

, in reply, said, that since he answered this Question he had received a letter from Colonel Kinloch, commanding the troops at Enniskillen, in which he entirely contradicted the statements of the hon. Member. Colonel Kinloch repeated his denial of having taken any part in the orange meeting, and further denied that he were any Orange badge when watching the procession in the streets.


Might I point out to the right hon. Gentleman that Colonel Kinloch may not have worn an Orange badge; but did he wear a yellow ribbon? He may not call it an Orange badge. But did he wear anything yellow in his hat?


said, he could give the hon. Member some particulars about Colonel Kinloch's dress. He was wearing a green tie, and he had in his hat a small scarlet pheasant's feather.