HC Deb 18 June 1888 vol 327 c453

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, having regard to the dissatisfaction generally felt by the Services in the United Kingdom at the composition of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into their administration, he will recommend the addition of one Admiral and one General to the Commission?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

It has not before been brought to the notice of the Government that the Services have expressed dissatisfaction with the names of Lieutenant General Brackenbury, Rear Admiral Sir F. W. Richards, Captain W. H. Hall, R.N., and Major G. S. Clarke, R.E., who are respectively Members and Secretaries of the Royal Commission. But the Government will consider the expediency of adding the names of another General and Admiral, and will communicate the fact to the House.