HC Deb 30 March 1903 vol 120 cc559-60
MR. PIKE PEASE (Darlington)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can arrange that a copy of the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the causes of various officers being called upon to resign their commissions and who were sent home from South Africa may be given to each individual officer; and whether, in view of the fact that Mr. A. E. Gilmore, of the Imperial Yeomanry (unattached), was acquitted before the Committee of bad horsemanship, which was the reason given him for being sent home, he will grant him the same privilege as other officers, namely, the honorary rank of lieutenant in the Army with permission to wear the uniform of the regiment.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The Report of this Committee was strictly confidential and cannot therefore be communicated in the manner suggested. As regards Second-Lieutenant Gilmore, he is not eligible for the grant of equivalent Army rank and permission to wear the uniform because he did not serve for six months in South Africa. His case was fully considered at the time, and it was decided to give him the medal and gratuity, but it is not proposed to take any further action in the matter.