19 NOVEMBER 1910, Page 3

Replying at question-time in the Commons on Tuesday to Mr.

Keir Hardie, who demanded the withdrawal of the troops from the scene of the recent Welsh riots as their presence was "very offensive to the law-abiding inhabitants," Mr. Haldane stated that the expense would fall on the Army Estimates, that the troops were sent at his instance, and that they world not be withdrawn until considerations of public safety and law and order permitted. On the Motion for the adjournment of the House the subject was again brought up by Mr. Keir Hardie, who demanded an inquiry on the ground that the introduction of the military had been entirely unnecessary and gave an impression that the Government were taking sides with the employers. He also charged the outside police with ill-treating individuals.