HC Deb 27 April 1926 vol 194 cc1828-9
32. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state how many officers and soldiers, respectively, have refused duty or been guilty of other acts of insubordination during the last 12 mouths as a result of supposed Communist propaganda and incitement; and whether he has traced any weakening of the discipline of His Majesty's Army as the direct or indirect result of such alleged incitement, and propaganda?

Captain KING

It is not possible to analyse, the mental process which culminates in an act of insubordination and I am therefore unable to say whether any such act which has occurred during the past. year is the result of Communist propaganda. The answer to the second part of the question is therefore in the negative.