§ Mr. COTTON
asked the Solicitor General whether, in view of the prominence deservedly given to the deed of the London Scottish on the battlefield, he will arrange to obtain for the Press Bureau a similar report from the general commanding each of the other regiments with regard to the operations of that regiment since the beginning of the War, together with a weekly report from each regiment during the continuance of the War, subject of course to military contingencies; and whether he could arrange to have such reports collated and sub-edited by practical journalists and issued day by day by the Press Bureau to the newspapers?
§ Sir STANLEY BUCKMASTER
The Press Bureau has no means of obtaining similar reports with regard to other regiments. It has no control over the collection of information, nor any power to make arrangements whereby it may be collected. Unless reports are furnished to the Press Bureau there is nothing which I can collate, sub-edit, or issue.