HC Deb 23 October 1902 vol 113 cc605-6
MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, with reference to the Court of Inquiry on the Remount Department, and in view of its being the usual practice that the opinion of the convening officer accompanies the report of such a court, will he state whether such an opinion has been recorded in the present case by the Commander-in-Chief; and, if so, when it will be published; and, if not, will he explain why.


The opinion of the Commander-in-Chief has been recorded on the report of the Court of Inquiry. He considered the report inconsistent, and therefore unsatisfactory. The remarks of the Commander-in-Chief bear upon the future as well as upon the past, and therefore I do not propose to publish his minute, the future of the Remount Department being still under discussion.


Will the Report eventually be published?


I cannot make any promise on the subject.