HC Deb 26 March 1914 vol 60 cc534-5

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether Sir John French and General Ewart have tendered their resignations?


The Prime Minister will make a statement on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House to-night.


Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been called to the alleged comment of General Gough on yesterday's Debate, to the effect that they had got their guarantee, that the Prime Minister would be foolish to repudiate it, and that in his opinion "Seely ought to go," and whether he will make inquiries as to whether General Gough really made this statement to the Press, and, if he did, what does the War Office propose to do with this officer?

Colonel SEELY

Inquiry will be made into this matter, but meantime I must assume that no such statements can have been made.


Are we to understand that General Gough has still got in his possession an understanding signed by General French that his Brigade will not be used?

Colonel SEELY

That does not arise out of the question put to me. It is purely a matter of obedience to the King's Regulations.