HC Deb 23 June 1942 vol 380 c1833W
Mr. Burke

asked the Secretary of State for War what Army punishments are laid down in King's Regulations; and whether officers are permitted to introduce any other system of punishment?

Sir J. Grigg

I assume my hon. Friend is referring to punishments which may be awarded summarily by commanding officers. These include for private soldiers, admonition, detention, forfeiture of pay, confinement to barracks, extra guard duties and field punishment, and for noncommissioned officers reprimand and deprivation of acting or lance rank. Officers are forbidden to introduce or adopt any system of punishment that is in any respect at variance with King's Regulations.