HC Deb 20 December 1916 vol 88 c1425
13. Captain BURGOYNE

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether his attention has been called to the case of Mr. P. Basden, Adjutant to the 19th Kensington Battalion, County of London Volunteer Regiment, who has recently been dismissedfrom the firm of Messrs. W. Walkerdine and Company; whether he is aware that a director of the firm, Mr. Walkerdine, junior, told Mr. Basden that he would either have to give up the volunteers or leave; whether he is aware that Mr. Basden stated he could not give up the volunteers if he wished to and would not if he could; and whether, following this answer, the manager of the firm was directed to pay Mr. Basden off; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


I am having inquiry made as to the facts of his case, but I cannot make any statement to-day.