A Departmental investigation has recently been made as to whether the treatment, training, accommodation and feeding of soldiers under sentence in military prisons and detention barracks is in accordance with modern standards and satisfies the requirements of a war-time Army. Generally speaking, the investigation showed that the conditions at detention barracks were good. Certain recommendations were, however, made, some of which have already been put into operation.
If the hon. Gentleman is not satisfied, I shall be glad to arrange for him and other hon. Members to form a small party and to go and visit one of these detention barracks.
Would the hon. Gentleman bear in mind that there is considerable public anxiety about various incidents which have occurred, and if this report would serve to allay that anxiety, would it not be as well to publish it?