§ Mr. HOUSTON
asked the Under-secretary of State for War whether the case of Brigadier-General Elliot has been further considered; and can he state when General Elliot will be reinstated?52W
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
I am afraid I can add nothing at present to the' previous answers to my hon. and gallant Friend regarding General Elliot's reinstatement. I am glad to avail myself of this opportunity of correcting a misstatement which I made in answer to a supplementary question on the 17th April to the effect that General Elliot had been condemned by court-martial. General Elliot was not tried by court-martial, but was relieved of his command by the Army Council. I am sorry if my reply on that occasion gave rise to any misunderstanding likely to give offence to this gallant officer or his friends.