HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 c1740W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether Private Kennedy, of the 75th Training Reserve Battalion, U Company, Prees Heath, Whitchurch, Salop, has been kept in close arrest for three weeks, although the charge against him does not involve violence, drunkenness, or insubordination; for how long can a commanding officer keep a man in arrest without either trying him by court-martial or dealing with the matter summarily; whether the period of close arrest in a detention room is limited by the King's Regulations to one week; whether the charge against Private Kennedy arises out of his refusal to be vaccinated; and whether he will investigate the case and see that this man is either tried or released?


Inquiries are being made.