Orders of the Day — Army Offences (Sentences).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 9th July 1942.

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Photo of Sir Henry Morris-Jones Sir Henry Morris-Jones , Denbigh

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman the Secretary of State for War whether he deals with equal severity with officials in the War Office who are responsible for the waste of petrol? I gave an instance the other day at Question time in this House where 30 cwt. lorries were sent down to Devonshire on the order of an official of the War Office, which was completely unnecessary because the unit was moving by train to London, and involved the expenditure of 3,000 gallons of petrol. Does the right hon. Gentleman carry out, in the higher ranks of the administration of the War Office, the same severity of sentence among officials of the Department who have been proved to have been responsible for gross waste?