I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Denbigh on 19th December, 1941, in which full details of the organisation for tracing missing British soldiers were given. As regards the second part of the Question, there is no need for relatives to apply for inquiries to be set on foot. When a soldier is reported missing, a notification to his next-of-kin is sent out with a leaflet explaining the steps which are taken to trace missing personnel.
All that is set out in the answer to the previous Question. The Red Cross, of course, carries a responsibility. I am quite satisfied that the organisation is doing all that can be done in this matter.