§ MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. Robert Edmondson, formerly sergeant-major 35th Company Imperial Yeomanry, 11th Battalion, who was detained under arrest from 1st July, 1900, to 5th February, 1901, in South Africa, without any crime being placed against him and without his being tried for any offence, as required by the King's Regulations; and whether any steps are in contemplation against the officers responsible for the man's detention.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) My attention has been drawn to the case of Edmondson. As the case will probably be the subject of legal proceedings, I am not in a position to make any statement with regard to it.