HC Deb 01 June 1960 vol 624 c136W
70 and 71. Mr. Cooper

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) whether, at the trial of Lieut.-Colonel H. R. Sandford by general court-martial at Quetta, India, in 1934, the Convening Officer cancelled an adjournment which had been granted by the court at the request of counsel for the accused officer; and by what specific provision of military law, in force at the time of the trial, this action was authorised;

(2) whether Lieut.-Colonel H. R. Sandford was serving under the command of the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, India, on 3rd November, 1933, on which date this officer requested the civil police at Quetta to register a case against him under the Indian Penal Code; and whether the accused officer was informed of this action by the military authorities, while being detained under arrest by them.

Mr. Soames

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave him on 11th November, 1959.