HC Deb 08 December 1942 vol 385 c1415
8. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Secretary of State for War, upon what basis is the selection made of men and women to broadcast messages to their parents and friends; is he aware that recently in a broadcast not one private spoke; and will he take steps to see that all ranks are dealt with in proportion to their numbers?

Sir J. Grigg

The number of privates selected is, generally speaking, in proportion to the number of privates in the Command. I am not sure which particular broadcast my hon. Friend has in mind, but if he will send me particulars I will look into it.