HC Deb 06 December 1944 vol 406 cc534-5W
Mr. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for War for what reasons the moderate concessions recently granted to Italian co-belligerent troops in this country have now been withdrawn; and whether he will now consider regulating the present equivocal position of these men by agreeing to their enrolment in Italian combatant units for active service with the full status of other allied troops in recognition of their awn desires and of the services already being performed by Italian regular and partisan troops in Italy in the allied cause.

Sir J. Grigg

None of the concessions granted to Italian co-operators in this country have been withdrawn. I do not regard the suggestion made in the last part of the Question as being practicable at present. In the meantime they are contributing very effectively in furtherance of the war effort.