HC Deb 13 November 1917 vol 99 c232W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the commanding officer at Belton Park Camp is imposing one and a-half hours' extra drill upon a number of men, that these men have no trial of any kind, that the number of days they have to perform this extra drill is indefinite; and. whether he will inquire why these men have been given this extra drill?


Inquiries have been made, but no case can be traced of any man being given punishment drill without trial. It is possible that my hon. Friend has heard of extra drills which are performed by backward men in. order to bring them up to the required standard of efficiency. These are not punishment drills.