HC Deb 26 February 1946 vol 419 c353W
Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for War how soon he expects to be able to make a statement in Parliament on the Report of the Court of Inquiry into conditions at Stakehill detention barracks and on his intentions in regard to a civilian inquiry in public, with safeguards for the anonymity of witnesses, into conditions at Stakehill and/or in detention barracks generally.

Mr. Lawson

I regret that I am not yet in a position to make a statement on this matter. Owing to the unfortunate illness of the civilian shorthand writer the court have not yet received the transcript of the shorthand notes of the evidence and are, therefore, unable to complete their report, but I understand they hope to receive the transcript shortly.