HC Deb 05 August 1924 vol 176 cc2724-5

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is now in a position to state what action is pro- posed to be taken as a result of his Report to His Majesty in reference to the appeal of Lieutenant Glendinning for a committee, or commission, of inquiry into the allegations made by him against certain officers and others in His Majesty's service?


It is not proposed to take any further action of the nature suggested. I regret that I was unable to advise His Majesty to issue any special instructions in regard to this officer's petition.


Has not my right. hon. Friend considered, in view of the great public interest in this man's case, referring the whole of his complaint to some outside legal gentleman to investigate?


Why has not the public inquiry proceeded? There must be something rotten in the state of Denmark.


I understand my hon. Friend to suggest that it may be possible to refer the whole of the agreed papers relevant to the case to some single authority, not a commission or committee of inquiry, but the agreed relevant papers to some single person, who will go into the whole case and report. If that is the line he suggests, I will certainly give it my best consideration.