§ 7. Colonel Gomme-Duncan
asked the Secretary of State for War whether official identity discs are worn by all officers and other ranks in Korea and Malaya; what orders have been made on this matter and if he is satisfied that they are being carried out.
§ Mr. Wyatt
Instructions are that all ranks in the field should wear identity discs. The enforcement of these instructions is a matter for the commander. Some bodies have recently been found without identity discs in Korea and an investigation is being made to find out why. I should point out, however, that many bodies have already been identified by their discs.
§ Colonel Gomme-Duncan
Can the hon. Gentleman say if identity discs are issued officially to officers and other ranks in these theatres of war? I understand he is satisfied that the orders are sound enough and that he said the carrying out of those orders is a matter for the commander concerned. Does he not agree that the disturbing case his right hon. Friend gave last week rather indicates there is some laxity somewhere?