§ SIR CARNE RASCH (Essex, Chelmsford)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the German Emperor, during his stay at Gibraltar, was allowed to visit galleries, forts, or defences which ordinary English visitors are not allowed to inspect; and since when have English visitors been allowed to go up to the signal station; which of the galleries did the Emperor inspect; and how many of the lower galleries have been open to English visitors.
Under paragraph 2, Appendix V. King's Regulations the responsibility for ensuring the secrecy of works of defence is vested in the General Officer Commanding on the spot. No information, therefore, on the points raised in the Question has reached the War Office, and it is not proposed to question the discretion of Field-Marshal Sir George White in the matter.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
The hon. and gallant Member will find all the information he requires in the Regulations I have quoted. It is a matter which rests entirely in the discretion of Sir George White.