HC Deb 01 February 1949 vol 460 c220W
95. Mr. C. Smith

asked the Secretary of State for War how long 22075745 Private A. Evans of the Essex Regiment, Hyderabad Barracks, Colchester, had been in the Army before being charged with stealing; on what date he was placed under close arrest; and how long he was under close arrest before being notified of the date of his court martial.

Mr. Shinwell

This soldier, who joined the Army on 21st October last, was charged with theft on 29th November when he was placed under close arrest. The trial was due to take place on 11th January but had to be postponed owing to the illness of a principal witness. The soldier was informed on 26th January that the trial would take place on 31st January.