HC Deb 23 February 1916 vol 80 c671

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War how many British civilian subjects have been tried by military tribunals in the United Kingdom since the War began; how many are now awaiting trial by such tribunals; in how many of the cases has the charge been high treason; the names of the persons so charged; and what time and assistance they have been or will be allowed for defence?


The answer to the first part of the question is thirty-four. I am informed that there are none now awaiting trial. In no case has the charge been that of high treason. Ample time is allowed for preparation of defence in each case, and prisoners are invariably defended either by solicitors or by counsel.