HC Deb 16 May 1901 vol 94 cc242-3
MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, when Major-General Sir F. Carrington was recently appointed to a command in South Africa, he was selected by the then military authorities at the War Office or was appointed contrary to their advice; and, if so, whether any influence was used by persons external to the War Office to secure the appointment, and whether Papers will be laid on the Table of the House showing Sir F. Carrington's share in the campaign. † See preceding volume, page 1138.


Sir F. Carrington was appointed to a command in South Africa last year on the recommendation of the Commander-in-Chief in the ordinary course, and not on any external advice. There is nothing connected with his operations which calls for a special report.