HC Deb 18 March 1946 vol 420 cc1521-2
47. Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Prime Minister if he will give, in tabulated form, the casualties, both fatal and other wise, in the R.N., the British Army, and the R.A.F. during the late war; and the casualties since 15th August.

The Prime Minister

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Central Cardiff (Mr. G. Thomas) on 29th November, 1945, when I gave figures of casualties reported up to 14th August, 1945. Inquiries are still proceeding as to the fate of those men reported missing. I hope shortly to issue a White Paper which will include revised figures of casualties suffered during the war.

Casualties (excluding deaths from natural causes) so far reported since the 15th August, 1945, are:

Killed (including died of wounds and injuries) 1,066
Wounded 668
Missing 35o
Total 2,084

Mr. Allighan

Would my right hon. Friend kindly look into the Question again, because I particularly asked that the casualties for the three Services should be respectively specified? Is he aware that relatives of men in these Services wish to know the figures, and that his answer has not conveyed that information?

The Prime Minister

I will see that it is set out in the White Paper.