§ Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Minister of Defence how many cases of mutiny have occurred in each of the three Fighting Services since the outbreak of the last war and the number of persons involved.
§ Mr. Alexander
One case in which a charge of mutiny was preferred and proved has occurred in the R.A.F. and five in the Royal Navy since September, 1939. One airman and 37 ratings were involved. To obtain similar information for the Army would involve a search through the register of some quarter of a million courts martial. I do not feel that to impose this task on the small staff available would be justifiable under present conditions.