§ 45. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Prime Minister if he will make a full statement on the performance of our tanks in Italy, France and Russia.
§ The Prime Minister
Before the House rises I shall hope to give a solid report upon the performances of British tanks in the various theatres of war. For the present I rest on my statement of 16th March, as follows:The next time that the British Army take the field in country suitable for the use of armour, they will be found to be equipped in a manner at least equal to the forces of any other country in the world."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 16th March,1944; Vol. 398, c. 393.]