§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, having regard to the statement made on the 21st June last by the Secretary of State for War in 256 the late Administration, that the resignation by His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge of the Commandership in Chief of the Army would take effect on the 1st of October, the name of his successor in that position will be announced now or before discussion in Committee of Supply on the Army Estimates?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The name of His Royal Highness's successor will be announced before discussion in Committee of Supply on Army Estimates; and the Secretary of State for War will make a statement on the subject in another place this evening.
§ MR. MACNEILL
Are we not entitled to hear that statement which is going to be made in the other House by the Secretary of State?
§ MR. BRODRICK
I think the hon. Gentleman will understand that upon a subject of this importance it is not desirable to anticipate a statement which will be made shortly by the Secretary of State.