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Members Of Parliament (Addresses To Troops)

Volume 409: debated on Tuesday 10 April 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has any further statement to make regarding instructions issued by the General Officer Commanding in the Middle East banning speeches by Members of Parliament to the troops under his command except by his express permission, and then only after submitting the script of the proposed speech.

I have been unable t6 find any substance whatever in the hon. Member's allegation. Perhaps he will let me have authentic copies of the evidence on which he based his Question.