§ 21. Mr. Thorne
asked the Home Secretary whether he can give any information in connection with the charge made against Mr. A. W. Lindley for forging Army discharge forms and selling them for prices ranging from £7 to £50; and whether he has seen the statement made by the Scotland Yard police about the man?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the case of Alexander Walter Tingey, who was convicted of a number of offences, including forgery of 18 Army discharge forms, at the Central Criminal Court on 5th July, and was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment. I have received a report on this case from the Commissioner of Police, who informs me that though there is reason to believe that forged Army discharge forms have been sold to deserters for considerable sums, no direct evidence was forthcoming that Tingey had sold such forms, and he was not, therefore, charged with this offence.