§ Mr. DAY
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to an incident which happened at a court-martial, held at Aldershot on 21st March, which was trying Gunner Howard Bradfield, at which the president insisted that it was necessary for a newspaper reporter, who was present, to be sworn; is he aware that the reporter repeatedly refused to be sworn and quoted King's Regulations; and whether it is now necessary for the members of the public or newspaper reporters to be sworn at courts-martial?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
I have received a report on this case. The hon. Member seems to have been misinformed. The president of the Court was in error in requesting that the newspaper reporter should be sworn. He did not, however, insist, and the reporter remained during the trial without having been sworn.