HC Deb 09 March 1920 vol 126 c1077
11. Mr. LYLE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the representations now being made by the various societies of ex-service men in favour of leniency to those soldiers undergoing terms of imprisonment for desertion after the Armistice, he will consider each such case individually to ascertain whether there may be special grounds justifying compassionate treatment; and whether these prisoners are, in any case, sufficiently punished by the loss of their gratuity?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies which I gave yesterday to the hon. Members for Plaistow and Wigan