HC Deb 21 July 1902 vol 111 c769
MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottinghamshire: Rushcliffe)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the military commandant at Cradock, Cape Colony, Captain H. Wilson, appeared at a public meeting which was held there on 20th June last for the delivery of an address by Mr. Douglass (one of the Cape Ministers) against the suggested suspension of the Cape Constitution, and towards the close of the meeting made a speech in which he accused Mr. Douglass of deliberate untruth; and whether care will be taken that commandants and other military officers do not take part in public meetings of a political nature or in any way mix in the discussion of political questions.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I have no information on this matter, but will make inquiry.

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