HC Deb 05 December 1906 vol 166 cc923-4
MR. BRAMSDON (Portsmouth)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that a court-martial room exists in the newly-built Royal Naval Barracks at Portsmouth, he will state the reason why such room is not utilised for the purpose for which it was erected.

(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) Section 59 of the Naval Discipline Act requires that a court-martial shall be held † See (4) Debates, clxv., 1193. on board one of His Majesty's ships or vessels of war. The so-called court-martial room in the Portsmouth Naval Barracks is used for courts of inquiry, committees, and numerous similar purposes.