MR. LLOYD MORGAN (Carmarthen, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the authorities in the School of Musketry at Hythe have refused to send an officer's examination papers to his commanding officer when officially applied for, and whether there is any valid reason for such refusal; whether it is usual at Hythe to refuse an officer a musketry certificate for reasons other than ignorance; of the subjects in which he is examined; and whether he can state the percentage of failures to pass the examination under each instructor of musketry at Hythe during the past 12 months, and the names of the instructors who examined the greatest number of officers who failed to obtain a certificate?
* THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL-LANNERMAN,) Stirling, &c.
It is contrary to the Regulation to disclose examination papers. If a commanding officer of a regiment has a complaint to make of the procedure of the School of Musketry his duty is to submit the case to the Adjutant General through his General commanding.