HC Deb 03 March 1942 vol 378 c501
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?