HC Deb 18 November 1919 vol 121 cc789-90
22. Colonel BURN

asked the Secretary of State for War what decision has been arrived at regarding the presentation of a pair of opera glasses to those ladies and gentlemen who answered the appeal of the late Lord Roberts but whose glasses have not been returned as requested?


I am afraid I am not yet in a position to announce a decision.

Colonel BURN

This question was asked four or five months ago and an answer was then promised.


I know. But the question is not quite so simple to answer as would appear on the surface. Many considerations have to be taken into account.

Major WOOD

Is it not the fact that the ladies and gentlemen who provided these glasses had no expectation of seeing them again?


Yes; I think that is the case.