HC Deb 01 March 1955 vol 537 c254W
99. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Secretary of State for War if he has completed his investigations asked for by the hon. Member for Stoke, South, into the case of the Fenton civilian who was summarily sentenced by a military officer under the National Service Acts; and if he will make a statement on all that is involved.

Mr. F. Maclean

Yes. The individual concerned is a National Service man who is performing his part-time service in the Territorial Army. He failed to comply with a training notice served upon him under the National Service Act, 1948, and was dealt with under the provisions of that Act and the Auxiliary Forces Act,1953. He was dealt with summarily by his commanding officer, but he could, if he wished, have elected to be tried by court-martial.