HC Deb 29 June 1905 vol 148 c537
MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War, in view of the statement that the Secretary of State for War decided in January, 1905, to appoint a Departmental Committee to inquire into sales and refunds in South Africa, before which the conduct of certain officers was likely to come under review, can he explain how it was that pending the result of that investigation Colonel Morgan, one of the officers concerned, received promotion on 3rd February, 1905.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) Lieutenant-Colonel Morgan was selected for promotion to his present rank by the Selection Board on the advice of the Quartermaster-General. As there did not appear to be any sufficient reasons to the contrary his promotion was duly approved.