Detention of a Member.

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces. – in the House of Commons on 6th August 1940.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

asked the Home Secretary whether he can now state the result of the recent appeal by the hon. and gallant Member for Midlothian and Peebles (Captain Ramsay) against his detention?

Photo of Mr Osbert Peake Mr Osbert Peake , Leeds North

I understand that the Advisory Committee will be submitting a report at an early date, and when it is received my right hon. Friend will consider it without delay.

Photo of Mr James Maxton Mr James Maxton , Glasgow Bridgeton

That does not answer the Question whether this House will have a report from the right hon. Gentleman.

Photo of Mr Osbert Peake Mr Osbert Peake , Leeds North

That was not the Question on the Order Paper as I read it.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

Will the hon. Gentleman say what is meant by "an early date"? This has been going on for a long time.

Photo of Mr Osbert Peake Mr Osbert Peake , Leeds North

We hope to receive the report of the Advisory Committee within the next two days, and my right hon. Friend will be in a position, I hope, to make a statement some time during next week.