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Courts Martial

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the offences for which British soldiers have been convicted by courts martial in each of the last two years, and the sentences that were imposed.

Full details of the offences for which Army service men and service women have been convicted by courts martial are not readily available and could be

Convictions by Courts Martial of Army Servicemen and Servicewomen during 1985 Punishment Awarded
Type of OffenceNumber ConvictedImprisonmentDismissalDetentionReduction in RankFineReprimandOthers
Total8075328433552812
Offences against person (excluding sexual)9513215065
Sex Offences196112
Drug Offences5172717
Offences against property1791352762018
Desertion and AWOL2689107141731
Drunkenness185517
Other offences against discipline1475594317221
Other Offences3021126
Convictions by Courts Martial of Army Servicemen and Servicewomen during 1986 Punishment Awarded
Type of OffenceNumber ConvictedImprisonmentDismissalDetentionReduction in RankFineReprimandOther
Total60820223264524621
Offences against person (excluding sexual)9382052841
Sex Offences13742
Drug Offences18162
Offences against property158361671611
Desertion and AWOL22029311411
Drunkenness41111
Other offences against discipline8326241419
Other Offences19222112