§ MR. MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been directed to an advertisement in the York Evening Press of 24th July, announcing the holding on 28th July of the Jubilee Sports of the Primrose League (Ebor Habitation) at Poppleton Hall, at which a lady was to deliver an address, with dancing to the Artillery band; and whether the rule which precludes the participation of Military bands at political gatherings has been suspended; if so, on what grounds?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The following telegram has been received on this matter:The bandsmen were not present as a regimental band, but were playing as civilians. They were not in uniform, and the instruments were their private property.The rule referred to in the question has nut been suspended.