HC Deb 10 May 1895 vol 33 c908

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, whether soldiers were employed at cleaning Sandycove Harbour; whether they were engaged at cutting at the boat house or portions of a pier leading to the harbour; and, whether, during the time they were so employed, they wore civilians' dress?


Before I can answer this question I must have some more definite particulars as to the locality and the date on or about which the transaction is supposed to have taken place.


If I give the right hon. Gentleman the particulars which he wants, will he give me private satisfaction? [Loud laughter.]


I hope it has not yet come to that. [Renewed laughter.] If the hon. Member will give the particulars I have indicated, it will enable me to make the necessary inquiries.