§ Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give an estimate of the number of British and United States deserters from Germany now at large in Paris and Brussels; and the total number of deserters from His 330W Majesty's forces in the British zone of Germany at the nearest convenient date.
§ Mr. Bellenger
I have no information on which to base an estimate of the number of British and United States deserters at large in Paris and Brussels. On 30th September the number of British troops belonging to B.A.O.R. who were in a state of desertion was 472.