§ 41. Sir T. Moore
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is in a position to make a statement with regard to the fighting in Burma; and whether he is aware of the concern felt in India over developments there?
§ Sir J. Grigg
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the statements made from time to time in the Press. At the moment I have nothing to add.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Has the right hon. Gentleman seen the statement in the Press to the effect that the Japanese claim to have annihilated a British brigade and captured a British general? Is there any truth in that statement?
§ Sir T. Moore
Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that it was because there have been disturbing statements that I put my Question and that I wanted to obtain from him an authoritative answer in order to dispel some of the anxiety which is felt?