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Armed Forces (Colonial Personnel)

Volume 389: debated on Wednesday 5 May 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will consult the appropriate Ministers of the fighting Forces with a view to granting an option to Colonials serving in these Forces to serve in the areas near their own Colonies?

No, Sir. I do not think that the arrangement would be either desirable or practicable. Colonial members of the Imperial Forces have accepted a general service liability and their posting must be arranged in accordance with Service requirements.