HC Deb 10 November 1943 vol 393 cc1154-5W
Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is considering the advisability of the participation of naval officers in A.M.G.O.T.; and whether he will arrange for naval representation on the directorate of civil affairs at the War Office?

Mr. Alexander

It is considered inappropriate for the Royal Navy to participate in the military Government of territories occupied by predominantly military forces. The fact that the terri- tory is under the administration of A.M.G.O.T. does not involve any change in the normal duties of naval officers in ports operated by the Royal Navy. There is, accordingly, no need for a body of naval officers specially trained and organised for working in territory under military Government.