Oral Answers to Questions — Madagascar.

– in the House of Commons on 23rd July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

asked the Prime Minister whether any offer was made by the Free French in connection with the invasion of Madagascar?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is not prepared to disclose consultations between His Majesty's Government and Fighting France upon operations.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

May I ask my right hon. Friend whether a report, current in America, that an offer made by Fighting France to organise a bloodless rising in Madagascar with the assistance of the Fighting French Forces in East Africa—an offer which was turned down by His Majesty's Government—has any foundation?