§ MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether an inquiry has been hold into the circumstances under which the marches of the 1st Battalion of the Buffs, on Tuesday 10th, and Wednesday 11th instant, from Lydd to Dover, resulted in the death of two men, and on the falling out and conveyance to hospital of many others, owing to the extreme heat; and, if so, whether blame attaches to the arrangements made as to the rations or kit of the men, or to neglect of proper consideration on the part of the officers and surgeons of the regiment or staff.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, has not yet received a full Report on the case alluded to. I am not, therefore, in a position to give the hon. Member any information at present, but I will take care that the matter is carefully inquired into.