HC Deb 07 March 1944 vol 397 c1858
29. Lieutenant-Commander Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the indignation which prevails amongst our troops in Italy at the disappearance of packages from home containing cigarettes and tobacco; and whether he will cause a full inquiry to be made into this matter.

Sir J. Griģģ

As I said in reply to the hon. Member for Oxford (Mr. Hogg) on 22nd February this question is receiving very close attention in the War Department. War-time conditions greatly increase opportunities for this particularly mean type of theft, but I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that everything possible is being and will be done to check it.