HC Deb 08 June 1920 vol 130 cc209-10
18. Mr. GWYNNE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the question of General Dyer's conduct whilst in com- mand in India has been referred to the Army Council; if so, when; and with what result?


Yes, Sir. As is stated in the published despatch of the Secretary of State for India to the Viceroy on this subject, the circumstances of the case of General Dyer, have been brought to notice of the Army Council by the Secretary of State for India. Secondly, the Commander-in-Chief in India has recommended that General Dyer should be retired from the Army. Thirdly, General Dyer himself has written to the War Office requesting to be allowed to make a further statement. A preliminary discussion has taken place in the Army Council, and it has been decided to allow General Dyer to submit in writing the further statement which he wishes to make.

Colonel BURN

Is the opinion of the Army Council in unison with the opinion expressed in Lord Hunter's Report?


It would be improper for the hon. and gallant Gentleman to ask questions in regard to confidential business of a Council of this character, and it would certainly be very improper for me to offer him any enlightenment.

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