Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.

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  • Home Guard. (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War whether any steps are taken to prevent mental deficients and other categories exempt from the Armed Forces from joining and retaining their connection with...

  • Medical Boards. (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has considered the number of members of the Army who have been discharged on medical grounds, in comparison with the number passed fit for service...

  • Malaya (Scorched Earth Policy). (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is yet in a position to give a detailed account of the application of the scorched earth policy in Malaya and, in particular, whether the Seremban...

  • Military Operations, Libya. (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War whether the original plans and dispositions prepared by Sir Alan Cunningham for the relief of Tobruk were carried out; and whether General Auchinleck...

  • Musical Instruments. (2 speeches)

    Mr. Bower: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the shortage of musical instruments, especially in isolated Auxiliary Territorial Service posts; and whether the welfare...

  • Motor-Lorry Accident, Atherton. (7 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a War Office motor lorry, driven by a War Department driver, was involved in an accident at Atherton, on 10th August, 1941, when it...

  • Irish Brigade (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War whether a decision has yet been taken with regard to the formation of an Irish Brigade for service in the British Army, and, if so whether he will give the...

  • Casualties, Libya. (2 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War what figure of the total casualties during the recent battle in Libya, amounting to 18,000 killed, wounded and captured, represented those killed?

  • Ex-Officers (Calling-Up). (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give an estimate of the number of officers, now liable to be called up under the National Service Acts, who were granted the distinction of...

  • Transfers to Royal Air Force. (4 speeches)

    Mr. Bower: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that many would-be transferees from the Army to the Royal Air Force, who were accepted by the latter and whose transfers have...

  • Missing Soldiers (Tracing). (7 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War what organisation now carries out the work of tracing missing British soldiers which, in the last war, was the duty of an inter-departmental committee under...

  • Court-Martial. (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can give any information in connection with the case against a lieutenant-colonel, two soldiers and a firm of Army contractors brought before a...

  • Pay. (7 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has any information as to how the pay of a private in the British Army compares with that of a man of the same rank in the Canadian and the...

  • Over-Issue Pay. (7 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War what instructions have been given to commanding officers and paymasters regarding the writing-off of over-issues of pay to soldiers, due to faulty administration?

  • Cases Awaiting Courts-Martial. (9 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War the average length of time men are held on charges pending trial by courts-martial?

  • Contract Tender Forms. (5 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in requesting five firms to tender for a small ventilating fan, for a hut he has been advised about, and costing less than £10,...

  • Commanding Officer's Lecture. (2 speeches)

    Mr. McNeil: asked the Secretary of State for War whether any action has been taken, or is contemplated, against the commanding officer, privately identified to him, who, while lecturing to his...