HC Deb 28 October 1946 vol 428 c283
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.