HC Deb 19 February 1947 vol 433 cc174-5W
23. Mr. Chamberlain

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to what extent arms, equipment or aeroplanes have been supplied, during the past six months, by His Majesty's Government to the French Government for use in Indo-China.

Mr. Bevin

In pursuance of our policy which originated during the war of helping the Armed Forces of our Allies with equipment and training, a part of the French Forces in metropolitan France has been equipped with British material of all kinds. In addition, when British Forces in French Indo-China were replaced by French Forces, a certain amount of war material was handed over to them in order to complete their equipment.