§ SIR J. BLUNDELL MAPLE (Camberwell, Dulwich)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can say when he anticipates the inquiry which is being held at the War Office as to the purchase of horses in Austro-Hungary will be concluded; and whether he will promise that the whole of the evidence will be published for the information of members of Parliament.
The inquiry is now concluded, but the Report and the evidence are not yet ready for submission to the Secretary of State for War. As some of the evidence was given on an honourable understanding that it should not be published, the Secretary of State for War cannot promise that the evidence will be published. He will doubtless publish the Report.