HC Deb 23 April 1895 vol 32 c1498
MR. A. C. MORTON (Peterborough)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the Commander-in-Chief is about to resign; and, if so, whether the Government intend to carry out the recommendations of the Hartington Commission?


I have no knowledge of any foundation for the rumour referred to. As to the course to be followed on the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of Commander-in-Chief, I can only repeat what I said in this House on the 11th September 1893, that, after the recommendation made by the Royal Commission on this subject,— I cannot conceive that any appointment of a permanent nature to the position of Commander-in-Chief of the Army can henceforth be made.

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