HC Deb 22 June 1905 vol 147 cc1338-9

On behalf of the hon. Member for South Wolverhampton, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state what is to be understood by the expression sub judice in his letter prefixed to the Report of Sir William Butler's Committee; and to what judgment is reference made in the expression quoted.


The words quoted were used merely in the ordinary acceptation of the term and designed to express the fact that the whole of the issues upon which judgment is required had not been tried, and that many of the persons whose character and credit are concerned have either not been heard or have not had an opportunity of defending themselves by the means open to all persons accused of misfeasance or dereliction of duty.