HC Deb 14 April 1919 vol 114 c2555W

asked the Home Secretary why F. Cryer, a boy of nineteen, who is perfectly willing to undertake work of national importance under civil control, is still kept in Wormwood Scrubs Prison, in direct contravention of the Home Secretary's pledge in the House on 5th March that conscientious objectors who would undertake work would be released at once?


The Central Tribunal, having considered this case, reported on the 6th June last that Cryer could not be said to have any real conscientious objection to military service.


asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that A. R. Mills, a conscientious objector, who was sentenced to a term of two years' hard labour in October, 1918, is in a very poor state of health in Wormwood Scrubs Prison; that this man comes of a tubercular family, and has himself suffered from tubercular trouble; and whether he will have inquiries made with a view to his release on health grounds?


The prisoner was discharged some days ago on medical grounds.