HC Deb 19 July 1900 vol 86 c469
MR. BUCHANAN (Aberdeenshire, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India how long has the office of Commander-in-Chief in India been vacant, and when is an appointment to be made.


Sir W. Lockhart died suddenly on the 18th of March, and since then General Sir Power Palmer has discharged, as acting Commander-in-Chief, the functions of the office. A permanent appointment will be made before long.