Mr. J. JONES
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the feeling existing regarding the treatment of deserters from the old and new Armies since the Armistice; and if he is prepared to reconsider the matter with a view to the early release of these men?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
No, Sir. It is not considered that deserters should receive preferential treatment. The offence of desertion is a serious one, and it is very prevalent at the present time.