HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 cc405-6W

asked whether a private soldier is now forbidden by his superior officers to send any letters to a Member of Parliament?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers given on 20th December to the hon. and gallant Member for the Isle of Wight and to the hon. Member for Ealing on 9th November. Correspondence between a private soldier and a Member of Parliament has never been forbidden. If, however, the letter should be sent to a Member of Parliament with a view to the ventilation of grievances the provisions of paragraph 439 King's Regulations govern the question.