HC Deb 26 June 1940 vol 362 c452
Sir Ralph Glyn

(by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is in a position to state what steps have been taken by the Government, through the Consular Officers at Cannes, Mentone, Nice and other Southern French towns, to assist in the evacuation of British subjects, many of them invalids and wounded, who have found themselves stranded?

Mr. Butler

Many thousands of British subjects who wished to leave and were prepared to face the hazards and hardships involved have been evacuated from France, including a large number from the area in question. I am advised, however, that it would not be in the public interest at this moment to disclose what steps have been taken.