§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he is taking any disciplinary action following the publication of photographs of guardsmen in the homosexual magazine Him; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
This matter is currently under investigation and the report on the investigation will be studied by the appropriate military authority 255W when they have been completed. The decision whether or not to bring a soldier to trial depends on evidence as to whether offences have been committed, and rests with the commanding officer and the appropriate convening officer, acting on legal advice, within their powers under the Army Act 1955. It would be improper for me to comment at this stage on matters which may be the subject of legal proceedings.