§ Sir C. OMAN
asked the Secretary of State for India what are the precautions taken when hostile villages on the North- 2155W West Frontier of India are attacked from the air to allow of the departure of the non-combatant population; and whether these precautions have always been successful in practice?
§ Sir S. HOARE
Warnings are invariably given, normally 48 hours and never less than 24 hours before air action is taken. These warnings are conveyed to the inhabitants by means of leaflets dropped from aeroplanes, and in addition, whenever conditions permit, by messengers. To the best of my belief these precautions have proved adequate.