HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 cc591-2
31. Captain Shaw

asked the Home Secretary whether a charge has now been framed against the hon. and gallant Member for Midlothian and Peebles (Captain Ramsay); whether the appeal to the Advisory Committee has been heard; and, if so, what was the result of the appeal?

Sir J. Anderson

As I have previously explained, there is no question of framing a charge against a person in connection with his detention by an order under Defence Regulation 18B, but an obligation rests on the Chairman of the Advisory Committee to furnish such a person with information to enable him to put his case before the Committee. This information has been furnished to the hon. and gallant Member, and I understand that the Advisory Committee have arranged to hear his case next week.

Mr. Maxton

Are people in this position allowed the normal services of a legal adviser?

Sir J. Anderson

To the best of my belief, yes, but the matter is within the discretion of the Advisory Committee.