§ MR. BRANCH (Middlesex, Enfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it was with his permission that a band of the Royal Artillery was present at a Conservative meeting held on 22nd June at Southgate, Enfield.
§ MR. HALDANE
When asking for twelve musicians of the Royal Artillery band to play at Southgate on 22nd ult., the applicant stated that the engagement was a non-political one. It was on those grounds that the engagement of the band was sanctioned.