§ Mr. CHARLES EDWARDS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can state the number of men in the Royal Navy at present undergoing imprisonment for offences of a minor character?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I am afraid I cannot answer this question until I know what my hon. Friend means to convey by the phrase "offences of a minor character." Imprisonment is certainly not awarded for offences of a minor character, as we understand the phrase. However, if my hon. Friend would wish to go through the scale of punishments for offences set out in the King's Regulations, I will see that he has an opportunity.