Foreign Volunteers.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 24th July 1940.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore , Ayr District of Burghs

asked the Secretary of State for War whether arrangements have yet been made to pay French and other soldiers who are in this country and who are fighting with the Allies; and when actual payment was, or will be, made?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg , Altrincham

Negotiations are proceeding with representatives of General de Gaulle as to the rates of the emoluments to be fixed for the French volunteers. In the meantime, advances have been issued to them on a provisional basis for the period 1st to 15th July, 1940. Similar negotiations are proceeding with the Poles. In the meantime, advances are being made to Polish troops, and also to Czech troops, from 28th June. In the case of the Norwegian, Dutch and Belgians, payment of their troops is undertaken by the Governments concerned at their own rates.