HC Deb 03 August 1914 vol 65 cc1799-800W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that the Home Secretary is unable to do anything in the matter, he can take steps to prevent soldiers being chained together by the police except when accused of the most serious crimes?


I must refer the hon. Member to the replies given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department on Tuesday last, from which he will see that the circumstances of this particular case were clearly exceptional. Such a course is never adopted except when it is absolutely unavoidable.