§ 74 and 75. Mr. LUNN
asked the Secretary of State for War (1) whether he is aware that Fred Beardsworth, No. 48088, 3rd South Lancashire Regiment, a conscientious objector who was court-martialled in September, 1918, is now serving a sentence of hard labour in Wormwood Scrubs prison; (2) whether he will now remit the remainder of this man's sentence; whether he is aware that George Broadley, No. 54922, 7th Royal West Yorks Regiment, who was rejected as medically unfit in August, 1916, was arrested and court-martialled as a conscientious objector in October, 1917, and is now serving a sentence of two years' hard labour in Wands-worth prison; and whether he will now remit this man's sentence?
I would refer the hon. Member to the statement made on the 3rd April in reply to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Plaistow, and to the reply given on the 1st May to a question by the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland, which explained the policy with regard to the release of conscientious objectors and others who are serving terms of imprisonment.