HC Deb 05 February 1918 vol 101 cc2074-5
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?


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 umbrage to the Government of Portugal, and will therefore put a stop to the cause of complaint indicated?


King Manoel is not a director of any military orthopædic hospital.


May I ask whether it is with the sanction of the Cabinet that the lion. Gentleman speaks of this gentleman as King Manoel?


No; but that is a question which the hon. Member can put to the Cabinet.

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