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