HC Deb 11 November 1941 vol 374 c2033
46. Sir H. Williams

asked the Prime Minister whether any inquiry is being made into the complaints made by Viscount Gort in his despatches as to shortage of equipment; and whether the shortage of equipment was due to the failure of the Government to take the advice tendered by their official advisers during the period from December, 1937, to September, 1939?

The Prime Minister

The answer to the first part of my hon. Friend's Question is that it is not proposed to hold such an inquiry, and to the second part that I was not a member of the Administration during the period in question, and I am unable, therefore, to say what advice was either tendered to or rejected by that Government.

Sir H. Williams

Do I understand that no records have been kept so that one can find out what took place?

The Prime Minister

Certainly there are records, but this deals with a specific communication.