§ 26. Mr. LYNCH
asked whether soldiers are required to salute the wife of ex-Ring Manoel; if so, whether any soldiers have protested against this compulsion on the ground that the lady in question is a relative of the Kaiser and not a British subject; and whether, in these circumstances, the War Office proposes still to enforce the order?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The second and third parts do not, therefore, arise.
§ 27. Mr. LYNCH
asked whether ex-King Manoel is a director of any military orthopædic institution, and in that capacity signs cheques as Manoel Rex; and whether, if so, considering that Portugal is our Ally and that the Republic has taken the place of the Royal regime in that country, the War Office will refuse to countenance any acts likely to give 2075 umbrage to the Government of Portugal, and will therefore put a stop to the cause of complaint indicated?