HC Deb 15 July 1879 vol 248 cc445-6

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is not proposed in the Army Discipline and Regulation Bill to include officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers alike in the liability to corporal punishment for offences in the field now punish- able with death, inasmuch as the heading of the Clauses defining the offences so punishable is in all cases "Every person subject to military law?"


No; that is not exactly the case, because every person subject to military law in the clauses specified is liable to the punishment of death, or such minor punishment as may be inflicted. The punishment of death is common to the officers and soldiers; but as regards the other punishments allotted either to the officer or soldier, they will be found by my hon. and gallant Friend in Clause 44.