Oral Answers to Questions — Hong Kong Defence (Military Experts' Advice).

– in the House of Commons on 29th January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Oswald Lewis Mr Oswald Lewis , Colchester

asked the Prime Minister whether the military experts who advised the Government that the despatch of the Canadian contingent to Hong Kong would enable the resistance of the garrison to be prolonged for a long time are still retained as expert advisers on military matters to the Government, or what other use is now being made of their services?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister desires me to say that His Majesty's Government have no further statement to make on this matter at the present time.

Photo of Mr Oswald Lewis Mr Oswald Lewis , Colchester

Can we have an assurance that where advice has been given and has proved disastrous the same persons will not be asked to advise again?