HC Deb 22 May 1916 vol 82 cc1825-6W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will state what are the powers of commanding officers to award punishment to officers and soldiers reported to them by the civil police for contravening the Regulations under the Defence of the Realm Act in respect to lights on vehicles and lights in houses?


A commanding officer has no power to award punishment to an officer or warrant officer. The limits of his powers of awarding punishment to non-commissioned officers and men are prescribed by Section 46 of the Army Act and King's Regulations 493.