§ Mr. A. Brown
asked the Secretary of State for War how many Army personnel under the age of 21 years have been found guilty before an Army 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. Profumo
The detailed information required must be collated from several sources, and will take time to prepare. I shall however forward it to the hon. Gentleman as soon as possible.