HC Deb 22 June 1905 vol 147 cc1337-8

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the number of officers relieved from duty in consequence of the Report of the Butler Committee, and their names; whether they are still drawing pay; and whether he can state the distinction between suspension and relief from duty.


The number of officers relieved from duty is eight. Their names are as follows, viz:-—Brevet-Colonel A. G. Hipwell, Army Service Corps; Lieutenant-Colonel H. G. Morgan, C. B., D.S.O. Army Service Corps; Major G. F. Walton, Army Service Corps; Corps; Captain R. H. Limond, Army Service Corps; Captain P.C. De la Pryme, Army Service Corps; Colonel G. Dewar, Army Pay Department; Lieutenant-Colonel H. Swire, Army Pay Department; Captain H. de C. Huntsman, Army Pay Department. They are still drawing pay. An officer suspended from duty is placed under the same restrictions as if in open arrest. An officer relieved from duty is not placed under such restrictions and retains all his privileges as an officer.


Have any of these officers applied for a Court-martial?


No, Sir.