HC Deb 27 October 1943 vol 393 c196W
Mr. Ivor Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that two members of the Fascist secret police, the O.V.R.A., were arrested, sent to the headquarters of A.M.G.O.T. and returned within 24 hours to the same town as A.M.G.O.T. officials; and whether he will order a cessation of all such practices?

Mr. A. Henderson

I have no knowledge of this and consider it to be most improbable but if my hon. Friend will furnish details of the place and date involved inquiries will certainly be made.

Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the terms of the mandate of A.M.G.O.T., announced by Lord Rennell, can be made public?

Mr. Henderson

My hon. Friend is doubtless referring to the instructions about civil affairs issued to General Eisenhower by the combined Chiefs of Staff, which, of course, formed the basis of the Chief Civil Affair Officer's instruction for the administration of Sicily. These are in the nature of operational instructions which are not published.

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