HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 cc658-9
49. Colonel ASHLEY

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that an amnesty has been declared by the French Government, he is prepared to re- commend to the King an amnesty for all naval, military, and Air Force offenders guilty of purely military crimes due to, or arising from, the conditions of the War if they have taken part in active operations overseas, but excluding those guilty of desertion in the face of the enemy or after having been warned for the trenches for attack, as an act of Royal grace on the ratification of Peace?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I gave to an unstarred question by the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy) on this subject on the 5th of June. The Government see no reason to reconsider their decision.