asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether ex-King Manoel is a director of any military orthopædic institution, and in that capacity signs cheques as Manoel Rex; and whether, if so, considering that Portugal is our ally and that the Republic has taken the place of the Royal regime in that. country; the 1769W War Office will refuse to countenance any acts likely to give umbrage to the Government of Portugal and will, therefore, put a stop to the cause of complaint indicated?
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether soldiers are required to salute the wife of ex-King Manoel; if so, whether any soldiers have protested against this compulsion on the ground that the lady in question is a relative of the Kaiser and not a British subject; and whether, in these circumstances, the War Office proposes still to enforce the order?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative; the second and third parts do not, therefore, arise.