HC Deb 17 July 1916 vol 84 cc682-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the court-martial held on Monday, 26th June, at Windygates, Fife, upon James Croall, a conscientious objector to military service, and the sentence of twelve months' detention passed by the Court; whether he is aware that this occurred more than a month after the promulgation of the Army Order X. of 25th May, whereby such men were to be sentenced to imprisonment and transferred to civil prisons; whether James Croall is now undergoing his sentence of detention in the military section of Perth Prison; and whether any steps are being taken to apply to his case the provisions of Army Order X. of 25th May, 1916?


Inquiry will be made into this case, and the Under-Secretary of State will take the liberty of sending the results of the inquiry to the hon. Member by letter.