§ 14. Mr. Ralph Etherton
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that a court-martial, sitting recently in the Isle of Man, decided that an officer of the Provost Marshal's Department had obtained a statement from a suspected person otherwise than voluntarily and had also interviewed a W.A.A.F. corporal in a locked room; whether that officer is still employed on the same type of work; and what steps are being taken to avoid such methods in future?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
I have seen Press reports of this case. As the proceedings of the court-martial are still sub judice, my hon. Friend will appreciate that is not possible for me to make any statement at this stage.