HC Deb 15 May 1900 vol 83 cc231-2

On behalf of the hon. Member for the Central Division of Sheffield, I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, seeing that the gracious present of Her Majesty the Queen to Her Majesty's troops in South Africa was in the nature of a new year's gift to the 120,000 soldiers taking part in the campaign on 1st January, 1900, and having regard to the disappointment felt by some of the divisions, brigades, and regiments subsequently arriving in South Africa at not having received the same gift, whether he would recommend an explanation of the distinction in an Army Order.


The gift being a personal one from Her Majesty to the troops serving in South Africa at Christmas, it does not seem desirable to deal with the point raised by the hon. Member in an Army Order.