§ Mr. Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for War why the figures given on 29th April do not contain any reference to the case of Private Norman Filsell, No. 97001636, who was sentenced to six months' detention at Hereford on 25th November last, such sentence being confirmed in a letter from Colonel R. E. Barnwell for the Director of Personal Service at the War Office, dated 26th January, 1941?
§ Captain Margesson
The soldier to whom my hon. Friend refers was sentenced to six months' detention, but two months were subsequently remitted by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the command concerned. The period of detention was therefore correctly shown in the statement given on 29th April as four months, and it was on this period that a further remission of one-third earned by the soldier was based.