§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will immediately review the sentences passed by court-martial on the men concerned in the "Empress of Scotland" incident.
§ Mr. Bellenger
Nine N.C.Os. concerned in this incident were found guilty by a General Court-Martial. They were all reduced to the ranks and seven were awarded six months' detention which was, however, remitted. One was awarded one year's detention, of which six months were remitted, and the remaining N.C.O. was awarded three years' penal servitude. The outstanding sentences will be periodically reviewed in the usual way and I see no reason for interfering with the normal procedure.