HC Deb 18 October 1945 vol 414 c1511W
Mr. Lang

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if, in view of public disquiet as to the recent R.A.F. court-martial proceedings on a Sunday in this country, he will direct the Services that this practice must be discontinued forthwith.

Mr. Strachey

It is not the usual practice for courts-martial to sit on Sundays, but there were special reasons for this to be done in one recent case in the Royal Air Force. I may add that the decision to sit on Sunday was agreeable to counsel for the defence. In these circumstances my Noble Friend and my right hon. Friends the First Lord of the Admiralty and the Secretary of State for War do not consider that any special directions to the Services are necessary in this matter.