HC Deb 10 December 1946 vol 431 c950
3. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for War if he has now had an opportunity of conferring with his Service and Colonial colleagues on the maintenance of a colour bar against men seeking regular engagement in the Army; and if he will now make a statement.

Mr. Bellenger

I am in consultation with my colleagues in the Service Departments and at the Colonial Office, but I am not in a position to make a statement at present

Mr. Driberg

Can my right hon. Friend say when he expects to be able to make a statement?

Mr. Bellenger

I would not like to say at the moment, but negotiations are going on very satisfactorily.