§ 43. Mr. Bramall
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will review the sentence of 84 days' detention passed on 14538111 Lance-Corporal K. Stedman, of Depot Battalion, R.A.S.C., Thetford, in view of the facts that this soldier was due for demobilisation on 11th December, 1946, and had been under arrest for 14 weeks prior to the court martial
§ Mr. Bellenger
Lance-Corporal Stedman was kept in open arrest before trial. In view of the nature of the offence to which he pleaded guilty, the sentence was lenient. It was reviewed in the normal course on 16th April, and as a result of this review instructions have been given for his release from detention. He will also be released from the Army shortly.