HL Deb 24 April 1913 vol 14 c324

VISCOUNT MIDLETON had the following Notice on the Paper—

To call attention to the refusal of the War Office to allow the Marlborough College Contingent Officers Training Corps to take part in Empire Day celebrations, and to ask whether in the interests of the recruiting of the Territorial Force the Secretary of State for War will not reconsider his decision that none of His Majesty's Forces may take part in such celebrations.

The noble Viscount said: I have, at the request of the Secretary of State for War, adjourned this Question, and I understand that the right hon gentleman is reconsidering the whole subject. It is really a very important one, because I happen to know of several large gatherings of hundreds, in one case of thousands, of Territorials and others in connection with which they are subject to the same disability as has occurred in this case. Therefore I would express the hope that I might be allowed to put the Question on Monday week, and that the Secretary of State will be able to give me an answer by that time.

House adjourned at Ten minutes past Six o'clock, till To-morrow, half-past Ten o'clock.