HC Deb 12 April 1883 vol 278 c72

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether a private soldier was discharged from the Brixton Military Prison on Tuesday, April 10th, after suffering six months imprisonment for an offence committed in Egypt; whether his period of military service terminated two months after his lodgment in the prison; whether he was guilty of any more serious offence than impatiently using a rude word to a sergeant, without any further display of insubordination; and, whether in that case the man's imprisonment for four months beyond the period at which he would be entitled to his discharge from the service was a necessary exercise of military discipline?


Sir, I have ascertained from the Governor of the Brixton Military Prison that no soldier was discharged from that prison on the 10th of April, whose imprisonment was for an offence committed in Egypt. The case of the soldier referred to in the hon. Member's Question cannot, therefore, be identified. If he will furnish me with further information "I will endeavour to have the case identified and inquired into.