HC Deb 08 April 1941 vol 370 cc1398-9
27. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give par- ticulars of the recent removal by air of Italian civilians from Italian Somaliland and state what negotiations took place on the subject; and how many persons have been removed?

The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Mr. Richard Law)

I have no information of the report to which my hon. Friend refers.

Mr. Mander

Has not the Minister seen a statement to the effect that it has been done without the knowledge of the War Office?

Mr. Law

The only statement I have seen is a communiqué from Reuter's. We have had no other information.