§ 29. Sir F. FLANNERY
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office the reason for the delay in reimbursing the Kelvedon Parish Council for the compulsory use, on the 29th March, 1917, of their fire engine; whether he is aware that orders were received from Lieutenant Glover, acting for the Commanding Officer of the 26th King's Liverpool Regiment, that the fire brigade should proceed to Tiptree, and that the expenditure, amounting to £4 17s., was consequently incurred by the parish council in making an unnecessary attendance in obedience to superior military orders; and whether the expenditure will now be refunded by the War Office?
§ Mr. FORSTER
My inquiries into this case are not yet complete, but I hope to be able to write to my hon. Friend shortly.