§ MR. J. ROWLANDS
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if Mr. Bernard Dunn has been discharged from Woolwich Arsenal; whether he can state the reason for Mr. Dunn's dismissal; whether Mr. Dunn supplied a great deal of the information which enabled the Government to hold the inquiry in 1887 with regard to the "inspection and reception of leather, &c.;" and how many of the Inspectors and Viewers who were proved before the Judge Advocate General to have passed in bad material are still in Government employment, and how many of them have since been promoted?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Mr. Bernard Dunn was dismissed from the collarmakers' shop, Royal Dockyard, Woolwich, on March 29 last. The reasons for his dismissal were insubordination, he having published a pamphlet containing false statements about superior officers, and about the department in which he served. Dunn did give evidence before the Judge Advocate General as to the inspection and reception of leather, and his evidence was stated to have "more or less" 1058 corroborated that given by Mr. Moody, the principal complainant, who has since been promoted. No particular case was sustained against the Inspector or Viewer, and no man known to have passed in bad material has been promoted.