HC Deb 24 April 1941 vol 371 c258
50. Captain Thurtle

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can now make a statement on the result of the recent court-martial on certain officers and non commissioned officers of the Pioneer Corps, on charges of ill-treatment of conscientious objectors?

The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Mr. Richard Law)

Any sentences which may have been awarded by the court-martial to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers have not yet been promulgated, and I am not therefore in a position to make a statement.

Captain Thurtle

Is it not a fact that a very large number of these officers and N.C.Os. are not guilty in regard to these charges?

Mr. Law

Yes, Sir, that is a fact.