HC Deb 27 January 1902 vol 101 c952

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, if he will state what number of soldiers who have served in the South Afriican War, were, on the 1st January, 1902, imprisoned in this country; what the numbers were respectively in civil and military prisons; whether there has been any general revision of the sentences passed in South Africa under which the prisoners were confined; and what number of prisoners have been dismissed the service or sent back to their regiments.


The numbers in custody on the 1st January, 1902, were—in civil prisons, 407 and in military prisons, 100. The sentences of all military prisoners sent home from South Africa have been revised, and such remission has been granted as the military authorities considered sufficient. 420 prisoners have been discharged from the Army, and 1,135 have been sent back to units