§ 23. Mr. Stokes
asked the Under-Secretary for War, why an announcement was made on 25th February that Lieutenant-General Sir Alan Cunningham was in a military hospital in the South of England, as in fact he had been passed Grade A some days previously?
§ Mr. Sandys
No such official announcement was made. Press reports to this effect did, however, appear but were subsequently denied.
§ Mr. Stokes
Arising out of that reply, is my hon. Friend aware that the Press Association said that this was an official statement, and is it not a fact that General Cunningham has never been ill and that all this unfortunate affair has been used to cover up the over-statements made in this country by the Minister of Defence about the Libyan Campaign?