HC Deb 13 May 1948 vol 450 c247W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for War if he has yet reached a decision to quash the conviction of 2879296 Private James Ronald, 6th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who was convicted of murder, sentenced to death and is now in Peterhead Prison, in view of the documents submitted a month ago to him showing gross irregularities in the trial of this soldier by field general court martial; and if he will direct that this man be released forthwith.

Mr. Shinwell

The petition submitted on behalf of this soldier has been considered, but no grounds are disclosed in it for interference with the sentence.