43. Sir F. HALL
asked the Secretary of State for War whether any instructions have been sent to the British Army headquarters in the Rhine occupation zone as to the proposed arrangements for the evacuation of the occupied territories?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Shinwell)
Definite instructions cannot be issued until a decision has been reached regarding the evacuation of the Rhineland, but the arrangements which will then be necessary have naturally been considered by the War Office in conjunction with the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, British Army of the Rhine.
§ Mr. SHINWELL
Some conversations have taken place as regards details, but nothing definite has been arranged.