HC Deb 13 April 1948 vol 449 c764
4. Mr. Pickthorn

asked the Secretary of State for War how many British deserters are believed to be at large in Palestine.

Mr. Shinwell

I have called for information on this matter from the military authorities in the Middle East, and I will write to the hon. Member when a reply has been received.

Mr. Pickthorn

Could the right hon. Gentleman say whether it would be possible to get a similar return about other deserters, particularly Yugoslav and Polish? Is that a possible thing to ask for, if I put down a Question?

Mr. Shinwell

If it comes within my province, I shall certainly try to furnish the information.