HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 cc1106-7
45. Mr. Gammans

asked the Prime Minister if it is proposed to reduce or re move altogether the British contingent of the army of occupation in Japan.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

I have nothing to add to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Lord President of the Council on 5th December, in answer to a Question by the hon. and gallant Member for Lancaster (Brigadier Maclean).

Mr. Gammans

Can I assume from the reply that the reports which have appeared in the Press, that the British section of the Commonwealth army of occupation is to be removed, are altogether inaccurate?

The Prime Minister

I have not seen these reports, and I cannot say, therefore, whether they are inaccurate or not. I cannot add anything to the information given on 5th December.