HC Deb 11 July 1940 vol 362 c1364W
Mr. Touche

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he proposes to utilise the services of the large number of soldiers from Allied armies now in this country; and whether he is aware that many of these men are at present without any occupation although they have been trained to build defence works?

Mr. Law

The situation of the foreign troops in this country is fully realised and steps are in hand, in conjunction with the national authorities concerned, to reorganise and re-equip them as soon as possible. Pending the completion of such reorganisation and re-equipment, arrangements are being made to employ foreign troops on various defence works. Some are already so employed, and the numbers will increase as sorting out and reorganisation progresses.

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