§ MR. W. E. M. TOMLINSON (Preston)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in the case of a regimental canteen being established in a Volunteer camp, under the sanction of the General Officer commanding, pursuant to the provisions of the circular memorandum recently issued from the Adjutant General's Office, any person not a member of the corps to which the canteen belongs surreptitiously obtaining, or endeavouring to obtain, drink at such canteen, commits an offence for which he is punishable at law; what remedies are open to the Commanding Officer against the person so offending; and, is he entitled to put him under arrest, or can he take out a summons against him before the local magistrates?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN, Stirling Burghs)
This is a purely hypothetical question, which is hardly one for me to answer. I would suggest that the hon. Member should address himself to the Attorney General on the subject.