HC Deb 25 June 1941 vol 372 cc1053-4
69. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is satisfied that Indian trainees in this country are receiving, or will receive, adequate and suitable clothing, appropriate diet and due recognition that they are as entitled to such civil liberties and status as are enjoyed by our own British citizens?

Mr. Tomlinson

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Sorensen

Does the hon. Gentleman appreciate the fact that while these trainees warmly appreciate the welcome they have received from people in this country, they have a certain cause for complaint against the assumption that they are merely political juveniles?

Mr. Tomlinson

Yes, Sir. Difficulties may have arisen, but I think that if my hon. Friend will make inquiries, he will find they have been satisfactorily dealt with.

Captain John Dugdale

Will the hon. Gentleman assure the House that these facilities will also be extended to any trainees coming from all our Colonies?

Mr. Tomlinson

Yes, Sir, it is intended to extend these facilities to all who come here for this purpose.