HC Deb 24 May 1916 vol 82 cc2099-100
42. Mr. JOWETT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if any men have been shot during the War for military offences without previously being tried by court-martial, and, if so, how many; and whether the names of the officers directing such executions are kept at the War Office for reference?


There is no power to inflict a sentence of death for a military offence except after conviction by court-martial. The rest of the question, therefore, does not arise.