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British Army (Deserters)

Volume 149: debated on Friday 16 December 1921

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the release of Irish prisoners under an amnesty, an amnesty will be declared for those soldiers who deserted and whose names still appear on the regimental lists as deserters?

I can only refer the hon. Member to the answer which was given to him on 13th June. I do not think the situation in regard to deserters from the British Army is in any way affected by the release of Irish prisoners, to which the hon. Member refers. The case of any deserter surrendering himself will be dealt with on its merits.