HC Deb 06 February 1900 vol 78 c701
MR. COGHILL (Burton-upon-Trent)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether General Sir Frederick Carrington at the outbreak of the war placed his services at the disposal of the War Office; and why, having regard to his great knowledge and prolonged experience of South African warfare, his services were not in the first instance accepted.


The services of all officers are at the disposal of the Commander-in-Chief, and the fact of their applying ought not to, and does not, influence the order of their selection.