HC Deb 05 May 1915 vol 71 cc1092-3

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has sent telegrams to the Governors-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Dominion of New Zealand congrautlating them on the splendid gallantry and magnificent achievement of oversea troops in the Dardanelles; whether any account of the achievement referred to has been made public in the Commonwealth or the Dominion; and if he will give the public in this country the opportunity of appreciating the gallantry of the oversea troops, and of joining in his congratulations on their achievement, by publishing a narratve of the operations and particularly of the part played in them by Australian and New Zealand troops?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)

I sent the telegrams referred to. The publication of military details rests with the War Office. An account of the action appeared in the Press of 1st May and I telegraphed it to Australia and New Zealand on the night of 30th April.