HC Deb 20 February 1919 vol 112 c1170W

asked the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the trial of Private Albert Handy, a British soldier in the Royal Engineers, and Paul Boger and Lorenz Kelbhenn, two German prisoners, on 30th December last, for grossly ill-treating the horses of which they were in charge while carting manure; is he aware that, owing to a recent War Office, Regulation, they could not be brought before a military Court and punished; and will some instructions be issued to the Commandant of the Charlton Kings Prisoners Camp to secure the protection of animals employed at the camp and the infliction of a penalty for the offence?

Captain GUEST

Inquiries are being made, and my hon. Friend will be informed of the result as soon as possible.