§ 5. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War, having regard to the intimation given to Army officers in Ireland in 1914 that they would not obey certain anticipated orders of their military 525 superiors, and to the recent refusal of Lord Fisher to serve in a position to which he was duly appointed, if he will say to what grades of officers in the Army this privilege of choosing their duty is conceded in practice; and whether any concession of that nature is ever made to the men?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The assumptions made in the first part of the hon. Gentleman's question are simply assumptions, and it has never been the custom in this House to answer hypothetical questions.