§ COLONEL LOCKWOOD (Essex, Epping)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that H. Cook, late a private in the Bedfordshire Militia, and now in private employment in Essex, was arrested by a policeman at Abridge on Monday, May 29th, and conveyed as a prisoner to Epping and detained there in custody until May 31st, when he was discharged without any further explanation being given; and, if so, whether he proposes to take any, and, if any, what, action in the matter.
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. BROMLEY DAVKNPORT,) Cheshire, Macclesfield
Nothing is known at the War Office of the matter mentioned in the Question. I think this is a case which can be left to the discretion of the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief the Eastern Command, and I do not, therefore, propose to take any action in the matter.