HC Deb 04 August 1943 vol 391 c2306W
Mr. Ralph Etherton

asked the Secretary of State for Air for what purpose the Air Force Discipline and Regulation Order (S.R. & O., No. 840 of 1943), was made in which the words or detention barrack" are inserted after the word, prison," in the Rules of Procedure (Air Force) Order, of 1933?

Sir A. Sinclair

The purpose of the Order was merely to amend a form used in connection with field general courts-martial so as to make it clear that, where a sentence of detention is imposed, the officer confirming the sentence has power to defer putting it into effect. This power he has always possessed by virtue of the Air Force Act.