HC Deb 22 February 1965 vol 707 cc40-1W
Mr. Monro

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in which Colonies, and on what dates, orders in council have been issued wherein a British soldier on duty charged with an offence could only be tried by a civil court if the Governor gave his consent in writing.

Mr. Greenwood

No Order containing this general provision exists in any British dependent territory. However, an Order was made on 27th July, 1964, providing that no civil or criminal proceedings should be instituted in any court in British Guiana in respect of anything done by a member of Her Majesty's forces in the course of giving assistance to the civil authorities in British Guiana unless the Governor had given his consent in writing.