§ MR. M'KENNA (Monmouthshire, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, on the appointment of a Court of Inquiry to inquire into the action of any Department of the War Office, the practice exists to refer to the Court the papers relating to a case which primâ facie should be the subject of inquiry; and, if so, whether he will refer the papers in the Studdert case, now that is no longer sub judice to the Court of Inquiry on the action of the Remount Department.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
It is not the practice to refer War-Office official papers to such a Court of Inquiry. The Court itself decides what papers to ask for. The Studdert case has nothing whatever to do with the Court of Inquiry on General Truman and his Department, who were not concerned in it.