HC Deb 08 December 1953 vol 521 cc223-4W
111. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for War, in view of the sentence of imprisonment now being served, despite the desire of the court-martial to avoid this, by Gunner D. Holton, who had been engaged in active service in Malaya, but who later refused to obey a military order on grounds of religious conscientious objection, whether he will reconsider existing regulations so as to avoid preliminary imprisonment in cases of this character before they can be considered by a tribunal.

Mr. J. R. H. Hutchison

No. My right hon. Friend is convinced that there are good grounds for maintaining the present arrangements.