HC Deb 02 December 1959 vol 614 cc140-2W
Mr. Cooper

asked the Secretary of State for War, in view of the fact that the then Secretary of State for War, in an Answer on 12th July, 1948, agreed that, at the time of the trial of Lieutenant-Colonel H. R. Sandford by general court-martial in 1934, the King's Regulations provided that when an accused is convicted on two or more charges the sentence should be that which is adequate for the gravest with some addition for each of the remainder, and in view of the fact that four out of the five charges on which Lieutenant-Colonel Sandford was convicted were subsequently quashed, whether he will now take action to mitigate the cumulative sentence awarded in respect of all five charges.

Mr. Soames

I would refer my hon. Friend to the Answer I gave him on 11th November.