HC Deb 09 December 1943 vol 395 cc1129-30
47. General Sir George Jeffreys

asked the Prime Minister whether the Africa Star will be awarded to troops in the Sudan and East Africa who took part in the Abyssinian campaign?

Mr. Attlee

Troops who took part in the campaign will be eligible.

Sir G. Jeffreys

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this statement will give very great satisfaction to large numbers of troops who were in great doubt upon that point?

Mr. Glenvil Hall

May I ask when we shall get a Debate upon the White Paper which led up to this change?

Mr. Attlee

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister wants to take that Debate himself.