§ Mr. WILLIAM THORNE
asked the Under-Secretary for War whether he is aware that Staff Quartermaster-Sergeant Stickney, of the Army Ordnance Corps, laid charges against a number of officers, under Section 43 of the Army Act, of illegal practices in South Africa in 1911; and if he will explain why those officers have not been tried by general court-martial under Section 37 of the Army Act for ill-treating a soldier?
§ Mr. GULLAND
The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. His complaints have been duly investigated by the authorities mentioned in Section 43 of the Army Act. The action of the officers concerned has called for no comment of an unfavourable nature.