§ 17. Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will immediately review the sentences passed by court martial on the three corporals at Port Said.
§ Mr. J. Freeman
The sentences on the three corporals, which I understand were mitigated before being confirmed, will be reviewed in the usual way at intervals of not more than six months and I see no reason to interfere with the normal procedure.
§ 22. Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will assure the House that the three British corporals found guilty at Port Said last month of conspiracy to cause a mutiny had every opportunity of being represented by civil counsel.
§ 30. Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for War how many petitions he has received with reference to Corporal Stannard, connected with the Port Said incident; how many signatures were contained on these petitions; and what 143W national or local bodies have forwarded petitions.
§ Mr. Bellenger
I can only trace the receipt of two petitions regarding Corporal Stannard, which have just been received and which contain a large number of signatures, not yet counted.