HC Deb 12 December 1944 vol 406 cc1021-2
1. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for War what percentage of the officers and other ranks of the 6th Airborne Division have now completed A.F. B 2626).

The Secretary of State for War (Sir James Grigg)

I propose to make a general statement in the near future as to the progress in obtaining signature of A.F. B 2626, but I do not think that it would be right to disclose information about particular formations or units.

Mr. Driberg

With regard to this particular Division, could the right hon. Gentleman say whether any investigation was made following a letter which I wrote to him on 8th November on this matter?

Sir J. Grigg

I cannot answer that off-hand; what I can say is that a general circular was sent out, as I have told the House several times, telling units to carry out a census in the early weeks of November and then to report the results.