§ 63. Major Bruce
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is now in a position to communicate with Captain D. McGregor Cheers, late of the Indian Army, in further amplification of his Department's letter MN.107645/10/97 of 26th July last; how many confidential reports relating to this officer were submitted by his immediate superior to the Chief Controller of Purchase (Munitions), Calcutta, between 16th July, 1942, and 16th April, 1946; how many of these reports were seen and initialled by this officer prior to their despatch; and what steps he proposes to take to compensate this officer for the resulting injustices.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for India (Mr. Arthur Henderson)
No, Sir. I regret to say that I have not yet received any report from the Government of India on the appeal which Captain Cheers has submitted to His Majesty, and I am, therefore, not yet in a position to supply the information asked for in my hon. and gallant Friend's Question. I have asked the Government of India to expedite their report.
§ Major Bruce
Will my hon. and learned Friend ensure that every means is taken to get more speedy publication of these reports, because this man is suffering under a grave injustice all this time?
§ Mr. Henderson
Yes, Sir, as soon as the matter was brought to my attention. I took steps to have it expedited.