§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the War Office have received the proceedings in the courts-martial held on those concerned in the disappearance of stores at the hospital in Intombi Camp during the first two months of the siege of Lady-smith; and whether any further notice is to be taken of the matter.
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
The only court-martial proceedings that have reached the War Office answering the right hon. Member's description are those concerning a staff sergeant of the Indian Commissariat Department, acting as sub-conductor, who was found guilty of fraudulently misapplying public goods to his own use on the 6th and 7th February in Intombi Camp. He was reduced to the ranks and given six months imprisonment with hard labour.