HC Deb 23 January 1945 vol 407 c636
19. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the sentence of death promulgated by an Allied military court on Karl Punzler, of Monschau, 16 years of age, has been carried out; and, if not, what is the alternative sentence imposed upon him.

Sir J. Grigg

This man was tried by an American court but I understand that the death sentence was commuted to imprisonment for life.

Mr. Davies

Does the right hon. Gentleman consider a person of 16 a man?

Sir J. Grigg

It is not a matter for me, but for the Supreme Commander. I am merely giving the hon. Member information.