HC Deb 30 October 1945 vol 415 c370W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state approximately the number of charges for desertion and over-staying their leave among troops in this country during 1944.

Mr. Lawson

The figures asked for are not available, but information is available as to the number of actual convictions under Courts-Martial for absence and desertion in the United Kingdom from February to August, 1944; these amounted to approximately one per thousand of the total strength.