HC Deb 30 March 1909 vol 3 c186

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will say where It. H. Gorges is now stationed, and what his rank, duties, and pay are?


On a point of order, may I ask a question? This is the ninth question which has been asked in reference to Mr. Gorges at various Members of the Government, and I wish to ask if it is permissible to use question time in this House for the purpose of holding up and bringing a person before the attention of the House in this way without stating what is the object for which the information is required?


It is undesirable to ask questions referring to private individuals without indicating their purpose. I do not know what is at the back of the mind of the hon. Gentleman who has been asking these questions. I shall subject any further questions relating to the same gentleman to a careful scrutiny.


I have already given the hon. Member all available information in regard to the subject of this and the next question.

The next question referred to by the right hon. Gentleman was—To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will ascertain and state the date upon which E. H. Gorges first joined the British Army and the cause for which he was dismissed in 1900?