HC Deb 08 May 1916 vol 82 cc288-9

asked the Under-Secretary for War what reply he has sent to Mrs. Larkman, who wrote to him about the treatment of her son, who is undergoing imprisonment at the Wandsworth detention camp; and whether he has made inquiries into the charges that the commanding officer told her that her son was being punished and would be punished every day of his life until he did as he was told?


On the information contained in the question it would appear that the son has been guilty of some breach of discipline, and if this is the case his detention would be due to this. It is obviously necessary that soldiers should learn the vital necessity of military discipline. I cannot undertake to make any inquiries into this matter.