§ 38. Mr. Driberg
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will now make a statement on the circumstances in which the body of Trooper B. A. Brown was buried in Germany, without proper notification to his parents of the funeral arrangements; and why they were not given the opportunity of attending the funeral.
§ The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Antony Head)
My hon. Friend has 184 already written to the hon. Member about this case. I would myself say how sorry I am that this failure occurred.
§ Mr. Driberg
May I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman has seen the letter which I have sent in reply to his hon. Friend's letter to me? It makes one or two new points, I think. Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether, in comparable circumstances, parents have ever been flown to their son's funeral? If so why it was not done in this case, in view of the error which has been admitted?