§ MR. GALLOWAY (Manchester, S.W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is in a position to state what action he proposes to take in the case of Captain Hartigan, in view of the evidence given before a Departmental Committee concerning this officer.
§ MR. BRODRICK
Mr. Hartigan, as I stated to the House on Monday last, maintains that, although he accepted employment from the Yeomanry Committee at the wish of Colonel Maclean, and examined horses for the Committee while receiving a commission of 2½per cent. from the contractor, he made a full disclosure of his position to Colonel Maclean, and thereby confirms his evidence before the Departmental Committee. Colonel Maclean's recollection of the circumstances does not altogether confirm this, but whichever be the correct version, I am satisfied that in this, and in other matters which have since come to my knowledge, Mr. Hartigan acted, to say the least, very in advisedly, and I have consequently decided that his temporary employment as a Civil Veterinary Surgeon at Aldershot must be terminated.