§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he can state by whose orders the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment was 935 withdrawn from the field force on the North-Western frontier of India, and why and by whom was a court of inquiry into the matter refused; and whether any reparation will be made to this regiment for the stigma thus inflicted upon its reputation?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The general in command, on information conveyed to him, made a report upon the regiment which on subsequent inquiry was found to be inaccurate. The regiment has bean informed that the Commander-in-Chief is satisfied that a grave injustice was done to it, and the incident is closed.
MR. T. M. HEALY
Will the honourable Gentleman give the name of the individual who cast a slur on these men?
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
May I ask the honourable Gentleman whether, in view of the statement he has made, this regiment will be entitled to share in any decorations that may be granted in connection with this campaign?