1. Marquess of Titchfield
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether there are any restrictions on the Royal Air Force on the matter of bombing enemy forces on the North-West Frontier of India when British troops are in action?
§ The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Earl Winterton)
Owing to the regrettable illness of my noble friend the Under-Secretary of State for India, I have been asked to reply, and also to represent the India Office in this House during his absence.
There are no restrictions on the Royal Air Force in regard to action against hostile tribesmen engaged with our troops.
§ Miss Wilkinson
Does that mean that our Air Force is instructed or is allowed to bomb women and children belonging to hostile tribes?
§ Earl Winterton
No, I do not think the hon. Lady can have followed my answer, which dealt with hostile tribesmen engaged with our troops.