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Colonial Personnel

Volume 409: debated on Wednesday 11 April 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War the approximate number of natives recruited for service in Colonial regiments and serving in non-Colonial regiments; and whether he has yet conferred either with the War Office or the Governors and Councils of any of the Colonies respecting the abolition or reduction of penalties of whipping for offences against military discipline.

In answer to the first part of the Question I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend to my hon. Friend the Member for Morpeth (Mr. R. J. Taylor) on 17th November, and in answer to the second the position is as stated by my right hon. Friend in his answer to my hon. Friend on 24th October.