HC Deb 04 March 1937 vol 321 c548W
Sir W. Allen

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that at the trial of Major H. R. Sandford, R.E., by general court-martial, at Quetta, in January, 1934, the judge-advocate, when examined on oath by counsel for the accused, stated that he had recorded the proceedings daily in open court in his own handwriting; and will he state how this record of the procedings has been disposed of?

Sir V. Warrender

I am aware of the evidence given by the judge-advocate at the trial referred to. It appears clear from the recorded transactions of the court and from the evidence given by the judge-advocate that after the judge-advocate's manuscript had been typed, part of that manuscript was retained by the judge-advocate himself and that the remainder was lent to Mr. Sandford's own counsel at his request and for his convenience and was not returned by him to the judge-advocate.