§ 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- 513 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?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
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?