§ DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the finding of a court of inquiry assembled to 830 investigate certain statements recently made with reference to the alleged use of abusive language to the Volunteer Corps 1st Gordon Highlanders at Lemiston, on 3rd July, by an officer of that battalion.
* MR. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS
No detailed report of the court of inquiry which Lord Roberts ordered to assemble has yet reached the War Office. Lord Roberts, however, stated in a telegram that from the evidence of the court he considered that the words of the officer had been grossly misrepresented, and that the reprimand administered by the officer commanding the battalion was necessary.