HC Deb 23 November 1943 vol 393 cc1448-9
61. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any further statement to make with reference to the cases of Generals Ambrosio and Roatta?

The Minister of State (Mr. Richard Law)

I understand that both Generals have been relieved of their posts.

Mr. Mander

Can my right hon. Friend say who have been appointed in their places?

Mr. Law

I believe Marshal Messe has been appointed.

Mr. John Dugdale

Is it to be understood that they have only been removed on medical grounds and that no disgrace at all attaches to their removal, as reported in the newspapers?

Mr. Law

I know nothing whatever of medical grounds. To the best of my belief they have been removed at the request of the Allied Commander-in-Chief.

Commander Locker-Lampson

Will Sir Oswald Mosley be appointed in their place?