HC Deb 19 July 1904 vol 138 c429

I have to ask leave to move the adjournment of the House in order to call attention to a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely, the conduct of Major-General Lord Dundonald, late Commander of the Militia in Canada, in taking part, whilst still an officer in the British Army, in a political agitation against His Majesty's Government in the Dominion of Canada.

* MR. J. F. HOPE (Sheffield, Bright side)

On a point of order, asked if this was not covered by a Motion on the Paper (standing in the name of Colonel Wyndham Murray)—as follows:—"To call attention to the dismissal of Lord Dundonald from the command of the Militia in Canada, and to move that in the opinion of this House a Court of inquiry should be convened to investigate the allegations against Lord Dundonald."


That notice of Motion has not escaped my attention, but it is clear that the present Motion does not raise the same point. It must be understood, however, that the hon. Member for Carnarvon Boroughs will not be at liberty to go into the dismissal, but must confine himself to the subsequent action of Lord Dundonald.


called on those Members who supported the Motion to rise in their places, and not less than forty Members having accordingly arisen:

The Motion stood over, under Standing Order No. 10, till this Evening's Sitting.