HC Deb 25 February 1927 vol 202 c2057W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty when the court-martial and punishment returns of the Royal Navy were last published; and when it is intended to resume the old policy of publishing these annually?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The document in question—Returns of the number of Courts-Martial held and summary punishments inflicted—has not been published since 1913, when the Return for 1912 was issued. It was discontinued during the War, and, though resumption of publication was contemplated after the War, it was decided in 1924, in the interests of economy, not in future to print this Return.