HC Deb 04 December 1902 vol 115 cc1317-8

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if, in regard to ex-Sergeant Leonard's case, he can now state what measures he has determined to take consequent upon the inquiry by the General Officer commanding the York district into the state of the Provisional Regiment of Dragoons now stationed in York; what was the result of the inquiry into the allegations made by Leonard in his letter to the Secretary of State for War on the 8th October last, and will he say why Leonard was not called as a witness at the inquiry.


The matter is at present under the consideration of the Commander-in-Chief, and I have therefore nothing to add to the statement I made on the 26th ultimo. I must point out to my hon. friend that the report of the inquiry made by the General Officer commanding to the Commander-in-Chief is strictly confidential.


Can the right hon. Gentleman answer the last paragraph of the Question?


No. It was a military inquiry, and I presume that the ordinary course was pursued.