MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Colonel C. W. R. Guinness, now commanding the 83rd Regimental District, was in receipt of money allowance, and, if so, how much, in lieu of lodgings from February to October 1889, while at the same time living in the Field Officers' Quarters, Fairfield House, Belfast; and whether Colonel Guinness's conduct has been sanctioned by him; and, if not, will he take any, and what, action in the matter?
§ MR. E. STANHOPE
I believe that there were no public quarters available, and, therefore, Colonel Guinness drew lodging allowance, but by private arrangement he occupied quarters assigned to another officer, and handed over to him the lodging allowance. This exchange had not been sanctioned. An explanation has, therefore, been called for.