HC Deb 01 August 1944 vol 402 cc1181-2W
Mr. Granville

asked the Secretary of State for War how many aliens in the last three years have become members of No. 1 company and No. 2 company, of a unit of which he has been informed, and how many have been granted promotion or recommended for commissions; and whether in this matter discrimination is shown against aliens on the grounds of nationality.

Sir J. Grigg

Owing to changes of organisation in the course of the last three years it is not possible to say how many of the aliens in this unit have served in the two companies mentioned by the hon. Member. Sixty-nine aliens have been posted to this unit in the last three years and 39 have been posted away. Seven have been promoted to non-commissioned officer rank and seven have been recommended to appear before Selection Boards for consideration for commissions. There are now 30 aliens in the unit, of whom six are non-commissioned officers. The answer to the last part of the Question is "No, Sir."