§ Mr. Wedgwood
asked the Secretary of State for War when the military officers of the "Dunera" are expected to report; whether he intends to appoint a committee of inquiry into the allegations made from Australia now in his hands; and, if so, will he state the terms of reference, composition and powers of the committee as to taking evidence, legal representation and publicity?
§ Mr. Law
All the officers and men concerned have not yet returned to this country, and I am not yet able to say when all those who have not arrived are to be expected. In the meantime, preliminary investigations are in progress, with a view to holding a court of inquiry. The constitution of the court, and its terms of reference, have not yet been determined. A court of inquiry is not normally held in public.