§ 58. Mr. Awbery
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is aware that the minefields along the frontiers of Tunisia and Algeria are being cleared by Russian military 99W units; and if, in view of the concern felt at the hardships being suffered by the Algerians, he will make British Army units available to help with this work.
§ Mr. P. Thomas
I am aware that some Russian mine-clearing tanks are now being used in Algeria. The answer to the second part of the question is no, but our Ambassador in Algiers is discussing with the Algerian authorities what we may be able to do to help.