HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 c800
38. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is yet able to give a reply regarding service personnel in the Outram Road Civil Prison, Singapore.

The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Bellenger)

My hon. Friend should by now have received a letter dealing with this matter.

Mrs. Braddock

In view of the fact that this is a Question placed on the Order Paper, and that I am not the only one in the House interested in this matter, does not the Minister think that the answer should have been given to the House and not sent in a letter to myself?

Mr. Bellenger

I am quite prepared, if the House desires it, to read the letter out but I have answered the Question on the Order Paper.

Mrs. Braddock

In view of the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I wish to give notice that I will raise the matter again at the earliest possible moment.