HC Deb 09 May 1944 vol 399 cc1702-3
44. Major Nield

asked the Secretary of State for War if, in regarding the policy of exchanging personnel from this country for personnel who have served for a substantial period in the Middle East, he is satisfied that as many such exchanges as possible in the circumstances are being effected.

Sir J. Grigg

I can certainly assure the hon. and gallant Member that the pianist is doing his best.

Major Nield

Will the right hon. Gentleman say approximately the numbers—of course only in percentages—of such exchanges so far effected?

Sir J. Grigg

I certainly could not give them without notice, and I doubt very much whether it would be in the public interest to give them at all.