§ Mr. HAYDN JONES
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the 4th Reserve Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, a full strength unit, is to be disbanded, and the officers and men posted to units below strength other than Royal Welsh Fusiliers; and whether, in view of the undertaking given that national sentiment would be respected, he will take steps either to send the battalion as a complete unit to form part of the Army of Occupation, or to issue instructions forbidding the drafting of the officers and men to battalions other than the Royal Welsh Fusiliers?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Owing to the military situation, a certain reorganisation of the Infantry at home is taking place, involving the demobilisation or disbandment of certain battalions, amongst which is the 4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. I regret that it is not practicable to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion that the battalion should be sent out as a unit to form part of the Army of Occupation, but I can assure him that the personnel will be posted to other battalions of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers as far as this is possible.