§ 41. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Prime Minister whether he has any news of Allied agreement, or the contrary, in the action being taken by British and French troops in Silesia?
Mr. CHAMBERLAIN (Leader of the House)
All Allied troops in Upper Silesia are under the command of General Gratier, the French Commander-in-Chief. General Gratier receives his orders from the Allied Commissioners in Upper Silesia through the Military Department of the Commission. It is therefore presumed that the action of the Italian, British, and French troops in Upper Silesia will be co-ordinated in accordance with the orders of the Commission.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Is there any truth in the statement published in the Press this morning that English troops are being used to keep the German part of Upper Silesia in order, and that the French troops are being used to repress the Polish insurgents?
My hon. and gallant Friend must not expect me to answer questions of that kind without notice.
Yes, Sir, but I must decline to answer from memory questions as to telegrams I have read.