HC Deb 13 August 1919 vol 119 cc1317-8W

asked the Secretary of State for War what fresh military obligations he is undertaking in Smyrna; how many troops he has placed at the disposal of General Milne; what is his estimate of the cost of this new expedition; whether the successful accomplishment of this new Mission implies a grant of public money for senior officers: and whether he will publish every dispatch furnished by the general in command?


There are no British troops in Smyrna, nor is it proposed to undertake any fresh military obligations in these parts. General Milne has been appointed by the Supreme Council to supervise the movement of Allied forces in this area, but no British troops are affected. The latter part of the question, therefore, does not arise.