§ Mr. Maxton
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many of the personnel of the Royal Navy are undergoing sentences of detention, imprisonment or penal servitude of longer than three months at the present time.
The most up-to-date return, covering the period up to 22nd November, puts the number at 592. This figure assumes remission for good conduct to have been earned in all cases, but does not take account of sentences which have been suspended prior to that date. The number of personnel serving sentences imposed by the Civil Power is not included.