HC Deb 28 February 1995 vol 255 c503W
17 Mr. Luff

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his policy on members of the armed services who are accused of killing civilians while on duty.

Mr. Soames

Members of the armed forces are subject to the criminal law. Where a member of the armed forces is alleged to have committed murder or manslaughter in the United Kingdom, jurisdiction lies with the civil authorities.