HC Deb 12 March 1896 vol 38 cc753-4

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether he has any knowledge of the identity of the English Military Officers who are reported from Madrid as having volunteered their services to Spain in the event of possible hostilities between Spain and the United States of America; and, whether steps will be taken to prevent English Officers, Naval or Military, declaring or acting under similar circumstances against a friendly Power?


No such report has reached the War Office. Service under a foreign Government against a friendly Power would bring a British subject under the penalties laid down in the Foreign Enlistment Act.