HC Deb 26 June 1940 vol 362 cc440-1
25. Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

asked the Secretary of State for War how many persons have been shot for spying or offences against the State since the outbreak of war?

Mr. Law

It is not in the public interest to publish any information on this subject.

Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

Can my hon. Friend assure me that this matter has not been treated with leniency or complacency towards the persons concerned?

Mr. Thorne

Has the hon. and gallant Gentleman read the song entitled, "Onward, Christian Soldiers"?

Mr. Law

I can certainly give my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Louth (Lieut.-Colonel Heneage) the assurance for which he asks.