HL Deb 18 September 1940 vol 117 cc431-2

My Lords, I should like to ask the first question I have put on the Paper.

[The Question was as follows:

To ask His Majesty's Government whether in view of the wide area at present covered by the Western Com- mand and the special conditions existing in Wales they will consider establishing, as in the case of Scotland, a separate Military Command for the Principality; and whether they are now in a position to make any statement regarding the formation of a Welsh Division.]


My Lords, we are unaware of such special conditions in Wales as would necessitate breaking up the existing organisation of the Western Command, which is, in fact, not the largest Command in point of geographical area. With regard to the second part of the noble Lord's question, this is not quite understood, as there are already two Welsh divisions in existence, the 38th and the 53rd.