§ Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Secretary of State for War the number of men serving with the Forces, either at home or abroad, during the Great War who were charged with inflicting self-inflicted wounds; and how many were convicted and imprisoned for this offence?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The number of soldiers charged with the offence of self-inflicted wounds and convicted by court-martial during the Great War will be found in Table 2 (b) on page 50 of the General Annual Report on the British Army for the year ended 30th September, 1924. It would not be possible to give the number of men charged with this offence who were acquitted, or the number convicted who received sentences of imprisonment, without examining the proceedings of all trials during the period in question, and this would involve the expenditure of a great amount of time and labour.