HC Deb 08 June 1917 vol 94 cc512-3
44 and 52. General CROFT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether in the recent case of arrest of officers at Leybourne Camp, these officers were placed under arrest pending further in- structions; whether any investigation took place; whether they were put under arrest for any definite charge; whether the charge was later entered as disobedience of orders; whether in fact the order which these officers were presumed to have disobeyed had ever been conveyed to these officers; and (2) whether, on the occasion of the recent air raid, certain officers at Leybourne Camp were placed under arrest; if he will state on what charge these officers were arrested; and whether these officers are still under arrest?


I have not received any information as to the matters suggested in the question, but I will make inquiries.

General CROFT

May I ask my hon. Friend to make inquiry by telegram, as these officers are under arrest during all this time for what would appear to be an extraordinarily trivial offence?


The hon. Member is now making a statement.