HC Deb 04 May 1943 vol 389 cc20-1
Mr. Bellenger

(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for War whether the War Office are legally represented at the Coroner's inquest at Chatham on the death of Rifleman William Clarence Clayton, who died while undergoing sentence of detention?

Sir J. Grigg

Yes, Sir. A representative of the Judge Advocate General is watching the proceedings of the Coroner's inquest, which has been adjourned until to-morrow.

Mr. Ballenger

Will the War Office be in possession of the whole of the evidence at the proceedings?

Sir J. Grigg

In so far as the War Office is represented at the inquest, certainly; but my hon. Friend can rest assured that there is no question of the War Office seeking to burke any issues which are raised by this incident.