HC Deb 13 March 1913 vol 50 c440W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that at a political at-home at Forbes House, given in honour of the Liberal Social Council, and at which Sir John Benn was one of the speakers, the band of the Scots Guards played during the reception; whether the rule formerly in force prohibiting the employment of regimental bands at political meetings is still of general application; and, if so, whether any special exception is made in the case of political gatherings promoted by Ministers?

Colonel SEELY

Inquiries are being made into this Matter, and the hon. Gentleman shall be informed of the result in due course.