§ 63. Mr. OUTHWAITE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the death of a British soldier in France when undergoing field punishment No. 1, generally known as " crucifixion," inflicted for the loss of a gas helmet; and will he take steps for the abolition of this method of punishment?
§ Mr. FORSTER
It will facilitate inquiry if the hon. Member will inform me of the name, number and regiment of the soldier who is stated to have died in France under the circumstances suggested.
§ Mr. OUTHWAITE
May I ask if apart from this specific case mentioned he will secure the abolition of this form of punishment?