§ 50. Mr. MACPHERSON
asked the Secretary for War whether he is aware that, after their annual training, the left section Ross-shire Mountain Battery left Barry for Stornoway at 9.30 p.m. on the 25th July, and reached Inverness at 6.30 a.m. on the 26th July; that there the corporal and two privates left the train, there being no order against it, to see relatives, and proceeded by the ordinary day train to Kyle of Lochalsh, for Stornoway, an hour or two afterwards; that on arrival at Kyle of Lochalash the officer commanding the Stornoway contingent, who was awaiting the train, took the corporal to a waiting room and divested him of his stripes without even asking for an explanation; and whether, in view of the fact that there was no semblance of a trial before this peremptory action was taken, and that local feeling on account of it has been aroused, he will have inquiries made and this action corrected?
§ Colonel SEELY
A Report has been called for, and I will communicate the result in due course to my hon. Friend.