§ 100. Mr. Walkden
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Captain Boydel was jointly charged with the late Captain Scrutton for offences contrary to military discipline and both were recalled to the forces after being demobilised for the sole purpose of facing trial in Germany; and whether it is his normal practice to recall into Army service civilians who are alleged to have committed offences whilst in military service.
§ Mr. Bellenger
The answer to the first part of the Question is, Yes, Sir. As regards the latter part, emergency commissioned officers remain subject to military law as provided in Army Order 78 of 1940 until the end of the emergency but it is not the policy to recall officers for trial unless the alleged offence is a grave one.