§ Mr. A. Brown
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty how many Royal Navy personnel under the age of 21 years have been found guilty before a naval court of desertion during the period 1st January, 1959, to 30th September, 1960; and how many of them have been first discharged from the Service and then sentenced, respectively, to a period of detention, or to a term of imprisonment for the desertion offence, to be served in a civil prison.
§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing
It has not been possible to obtain in time all the information necessary to answer this Question. I will write to the hon. Gentleman as soon as it becomes available.