HC Deb 19 February 1951 vol 484 cc151-2W
129. Mr. Blackburn

asked the Minister of Defence when he proposes to introduce legislation with relation to the composition of courts-martial.

Mr. Shinwell

The conclusions of His Majesty's Government on the recommendations of the Lewis Committee do not involve amendments of the law relating to the composition of Army and Air Force courts-martial; any necessary legislation affecting the composition of Naval courts-martial arising out of recommendations of the First Report of the Pilcher Committee will be undertaken when amendment of the Naval Discipline Act for other purposes is required.