§ MR. JUSTIN HUNTLY M'CARTHY (Newry)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has made inquiry into the allegations of Arthur v. Palmer concerning the treacherous conduct of two Glasgow Irishmen" at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir, made in the Nineteenth Century for March; and whether he has any information to give to the House?
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle
No, Sir; it is not part of my duty to make any inquiry into this historical incident, and I feel sure that those who are in a position to contradict Corporal Palmer's statements can do so in the public Press.
§ MR. J. H. M'CARTHY
Am I to understand that the War Office can obtain no information upon a grave matter of this kind?
§ * MR. E. STANHOPE
In order to arrive at the truth of the story, I should have to go into a very careful inquiry from a number of men in all parts of the country before I could get adequate information.
§ MR. M'CARTHY
Then I beg to give notice that at the earliest possible opportunity I shall bring the subject before the House upon the Estimates.