§ Mr. Pritt
asked the Secretary of State for Air in how many instances in the last three years R.A.F. court-martial proceedings have been reviewed on records which were defective in respects similar to those which occurred in the case of L.A.C. Cymbalist; how many convictions have been confirmed on such records; how many of the prisoners involved are still in detention; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
Any person tried by a court martial of the Royal Air Force can at any time submit a petition and can obtain a copy of the proceedings at his trial, it he desires to do so. For this reason I am reluctant to impose on the staffs concerned the heavy additional burden of work which would result from the inquiry proposed by the hon. and learned Member.