May I ask whether it is a fact that this man left his regiment, as was shown at the trial, for the express purpose of getting home to Leicester, where considerable domestic anxiety awaited him, and is it right to say that he fraudulently enlisted when destitute in London? May I ask whether these facts in relation to a soldier, aged only 19, will be brought to the notice of the confirming authority?
While thanking my hon. Friend for his reply may I ask him, on behalf of this young boy, whether these mitigating facts, which my hon. Friend concedes are right, will be brought to the notice of the confirming authority before the sentence is promulgated?