HC Deb 06 June 1878 vol 240 c1251

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If it is the invariable practice of the Admiralty to submit for the perusal and report of the Judge Advocate of the fleet the Minutes and Sentences of Naval Courts Martial whenever the sentences involve the punishment of penal servitude or imprisonment?


In answer to the hon. and learned Gentleman, I may say that it has never been the practice to submit the Minutes and sentences of naval courts martial to the Judge Advocate, unless, in the opinion of the Lords of the Admiralty, there should be a doubt as to the legality of the proceedings or the sentences.