HC Deb 21 December 1888 vol 332 c974

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it was true, as reported, that in the charge of the Hussars against the rebels at Suakin on Thursday three of the Hussars' swords broke short; and whether, if so, he would cause inquiry to be made into the matter?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

Certainly, Sir; inquiry will be made into that statement, which has reached me through the kindness of my hon. and gallant Friend, who handed me the extract from the newspapers.