HC Deb 13 August 1901 vol 99 c594
MR. KEIR HARDIE (Merthyr Tydvil)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that the gross misconduct which led to Thomas Mackie being deprived of his pension consisted in his having, whilst smarting under a sense of what he believed to be an act of injustice involving him in pecuniary loss, sent a postcard to his superior officer with a view to inciting the latter to raise an action for libel against him; whether he is aware that apart from this Mackie's conduct was reported of the highest during the whole of his twenty years service in the Army; and whether, taking these facts into consideration, he will advise that this man's case be reconsidered by the Commissioners.


I have nothing to add to the replies which I have already given to the questions put by the hon. Member on this subject.