HC Deb 31 March 1925 vol 182 cc1077-8

asked the Secretary or State for War whether Major C. A. Adam, 5th Lancers, formerly a Member of this House, who was condemned by the Army Council for a violation of the King's Regulations for the Army, was condemned upon evidence, whether that 'evidence was disclosed to him; whether he was given an opportunity of being heard in his defence; and whether the colonel-in-chief of the 5th Lancers, Field-Marshal Viscount Allenby, has made any formal or informal request to have the case of Major Adam reconsidered?


The complaints of Major Adam have been examined by successive War Ministers, and each in turn formed the conclusion that his allegations of wrongful treatment were unfounded. I share their view. As regards the last part of the question, Major Adam, in the course of 1921 and 1922, addressed several letters to Lord Allenby on the subject of his case, and Lord Allenby forwarded them for the consideration of the Army Council, as Major Adam asked him to do, but did not make any recommendation.