HC Deb 18 December 1945 vol 417 cc1273-4W
Colonel Stoddart-Scott

asked the Secretary of State for War the size of our military force in Norway; what are its duties and commitments; and when will its withdrawal have been completed.

Mr. Lawson

An Allied Land Force was sent to Norway in May, 1945, to effect the disarmament and evacuation of some 300,000 German Wehrmacht who were in Norway on VE-day. This force is now being rapidly withdrawn. Withdrawal is to be completed this month except for essential rear parties and certain small administrative units, which will be withdrawn by the end of February, 1946.