HC Deb 03 June 1897 vol 50 c173
MR. JOHN WILSON (Falkirk Burghs)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he has received and perused the statement of the officers of the disbanded 5th Volunteer Battalion Scottish Rifles (Airdrie Volunteers); and if he will recommend an inquiry into the whole facts of the case?


The statement forwarded by my hon. Friend has been duly received at the War Office. The decision to disband the 5th Volunteer Battalion Scottish Rifles was made after careful consideration by the military authorities of the condition of the battalion, and the Secretary of State is satisfied that no good end would be attained by reopening the question.

MR. J. WILSON (Falkirk Burghs)

said be would he take another opportunity of exposing this business.