HC Deb 10 July 1917 vol 95 cc1741-2

asked the Undersecretary of State for War why the Report on the work done by the 6th Royal Welsh Fusiliers in recent fighting in the East, and which was read at the headquarters at Carnarvon is not given to the Press; and will he, in fairness to the men and for the gratification of those interested in them, cause it to be released for publication?


I understand the facts to be that permission was inadvertently given locally to the commanding officer to communicate certain facts for the personal information of the Territorial Association. There was never any intention of giving general publicity. It is unfortunate that my hon. Friend has shown by his question that this battalion is in the: East, as this information is just what the enemy Intelligence Department is always seeking to discover to enable him to dispose of his own forces to the best advantage.