§ Mr. Ridley
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will issue a list of the punishments now employed in the 559W British Army on active service with an indication of the type of offence to which they are generally applied?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
The maximum punishments that may be awarded for various offences on active service are laid down in Sections 4 to 47 of the Army Act. The punishment within those limits actually awarded is within the discretion of a court-martial or of an officer disposing summarily of a charge.