HC Deb 16 March 1925 vol 181 cc1825-6

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if his attention has been drawn to the case of Major E. C. It. Kempson and the circumstances in which he was compelled to retire from the Indian Army in December, 1922; whether he is aware that all Major Kempson's attempts to get an inquiry into his case have been met by the statement that he retired voluntarily; and whether, seeing that Major Kempson maintains, on the contrary, that his retirement was compulsory, he will consider the possibility of holding an inquiry into the facts, in order that Major Kemp-son may have an opportunity of stating his case, particularly in view of the sense of grievance under which this officer labours and the financial loss he has sustained?


My attention has been drawn to the case of Major Kemp son. I find that the matter has been very thoroughly investigated, and my Noble Friend shares the opinion of his predecessor that there are no grounds for any further inquiry.


Would the right hon. Gentleman be willing to look into this case, if further facts are submitted?


I have gone very fully into the case myself. I am convinced that this officer has no grievance of any sort, and that the statement with which he has supplied the hon. and gallant Member, as contained in the question, is without foundation.