HC Deb 21 June 1944 vol 401 cc201-2W
Mr. Pritt

asked the Secretary of State for Air why Aircraftman Lea Abse was posted to this country immediately after he had taken office in the Forces Parliament at Cairo at a time when he still had IS months unexpired of the normal period of service in the Middle East; why he was kept under open arrest for 14 days awaiting his departure from Egypt without any charge, pretext or explanation; and why the protest of the educational officer of his unit that his posting was detrimental to the educational work of his unit which Abse was assisting was ignored.

Sir A. Sinclair

I have asked the A.O.C.-in-C., Middle East, for a report on this case. If my hon. and learned Friend would repeat his Question in a week's time I should hope then to be in a position to reply.