Oral Answers to Questions — Tank Warfare (Advice).

– in the House of Commons on 5th August 1942.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Cocks Mr Frederick Cocks , Broxtowe

asked the Prime Minister whether the great experience of General de Gaulle as a specialist in tank warfare is at the disposal of His Majesty's Government; and, if so, whether it is being utilised to the fullest extent?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the War Office gave on 24th February last in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Govan (Mr. Neil Maclean) of which I am sending him a copy.

Photo of Mr Frederick Cocks Mr Frederick Cocks , Broxtowe

As I am not aware of that answer, could the right hon. Gentleman give me an indication of it now; or would he consider, providing that General de Gaulle is agreeable, offering him the command of one of our armoured divisions either in Libya or elsewhere?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

That is another question. If the hon. Member will look at the reply, I think he will see that it has been already answered