HC Deb 29 February 1912 vol 34 c1688W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in the event of a miners' strike in South Wales, he will, before sanctioning the sending of troops into the Aberdare or Merthyr valleys, ascertain whether the inspector of police in the former and the chief constable in the latter place is of opinion that soldiers are needed for the preservation of order or the protection of property?

Colonel SEELY

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the question he addressed to the Home Secretary to-day.