HC Deb 09 June 1920 vol 130 cc384-5
56. Brigadier - General Sir OWEN THOMAS

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the indignation that has been aroused in Wales at the proposal to wipe out the Welsh Guards, and that this proposal has been, rightly or wrongly, interpreted by the Welsh people as discrediting their services; and will he take the necessary steps to prevent this outrage to Welsh national feeling?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to replies given yesterday on this subject by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War, and I am sure that the Government estimates as highly as my hon. Friend himself the value of the part played by Wales in the War.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the answer given yesterday, as far as the Welsh Guards are concerned, was utterly vague and indefinite, and we do not know where we are?

The following Question which appeared on the Order Paper was postponed:

85. Lieutenant-Colonel DALRYMPLE WHITE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether any definite decision has been arrived at with regard to the suggested re-organisation of the Irish and Welsh Guards; whether the Report of the proceedings of the conference of commanding officers dealing with this matter was officially communicated to the Press; and, if not so communicated, what steps, if any, he proposes to take in the matter?


I am much obliged to the hon. Member for postponing this question. I shall be very glad to give a detailed general statement on Tuesday next on the subject of the suggested re-organisation of the Guards.

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