§ MR. CLAUDE HAY
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will state the number of soldiers now undergoing punishment in the convict and local prisons; and the number, if any, therein whose sentences to imprisonment do not involve discharge from the Army.
* MR. AKER-DOUGLAS
There are 19 soldiers at present in convict prisons and 250 in local prisons, making a total of 299. The sentences of eighty-four of these prisoners do not involve discharge from the Army, but they are all for civil offences—not offences against military discipline—and in fourteen of them the sentence was passed by a Civil Court.