HC Deb 07 March 1944 vol 397 cc1861-2
44. Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent the absence of a British tank equal in gun-power to the German "Tiger" has had a deleterious effect on the fighting at the bridgehead; and what steps he proposes to take to repair this defect.

Sir J. Griģģ

I do not accept the implication contained in the Question, but it would certainly not be in the public interest to give any information about the weapons used in operations which are still in progress, and still less about weapons we may use in the future.

Mr. Stokes

Has the right hon. Gentleman received any representation from people on the spot that a tank equal to the "Tiger" or "Ferdinand" is really very necessary?

Sir J. Griģģ

Perhaps the hon. Member will put that question down.