§ 5. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can state how many coloured troops the French have in their army of occupation in Germany; whether such coloured troops have been sent into Germany with the consent of the Supreme Council; whether any complaints or protests have been received from the German Government by His Majesty's Government against the use of such coloured troops; and, if so, what action has been taken by the British Government on the matter?
I understand that the strength of the French Colonial troops in the occupied territory of Germany is about 18,000. The composition of the French occupying force is a matter for the French Government. The answer to the third part of the question is in the negative. The fourth part, therefore, does not arise.