HC Deb 14 July 1908 vol 192 cc597-8
MR. KEIR HARDIE (Merthyr Tydvil)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the circumstances attending the degradation for alleged disobedience of Private James Rennie, of the A Squadron of the Fife and Forfar Imperial Yeomanry at their annual training camp at Annsmuir, Ladybank, on 27th June; whether Rennie was taken under escort to the centre of the square and informed that he had been sentenced to be drummed out of the regiment, and was thereupon deprived of his cap and had the buttons and decorations cut from his tunic, and was thereafter marched out-

men (exclusive of permanent staff) are as follows—

side the camp; what was the offence fo which this punishment was inflicted, and what opportunity had Rennie for defending himself; and what regulations authorise this form of punishment without trial.


The Report called for has not yet reached the War Office.


I will repeat the Question on Thursday.