HC Deb 03 July 1918 vol 107 cc1696-7
19. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the release from prison of Douglas J. J. Owen, now in hospital at Walton Prison, Liverpool, seeing that this man is a Quaker and a single-taxer and has been in prison for nineteen months and three times court-martialled and is now broken in health.


If my hon. and gallant Friend will furnish me with particulars of Owen's unit and regimental number, I will have inquiry made.


asked the Undersecretary if he will inquire into the case of Gordon Aston, S.S. 24498, now at the outer guardroom, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, who has had five courts-martial and has had two years' hard labour as a conscientious objector; and, in view of the fact that the civil prison authorities have refused to accept him as being in a fit state of health for imprisonment, will he give instructions for this man to be discharged from the Army?


I will have inquiry made, and inform my hon. Friend of the result in due course.