§ 20. Mr. MORRELL
asked the Under secretary of State for War if he has made inquiries into the case which was recently brought to his notice of a young officer who was condemned to death and shot on or about 27th December, although 1955 recommended to mercy by the Court; and if he has any further statement to make upon this case?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
I have made inquiries into the case mentioned, and I find that the recommendation to mercy was duly considered by the various and many authorities through whom the court-martial proceedings passed before sub mission to the Field-Marshal Commanding - in - Chief for confirmation. I am advised that the proceedings are entirely in order. I have, therefore, no further statement to make upon the case.
§ Mr. OUTHWAITE
With whom does the final decision rest on the question of the recommendation to mercy