§ Major PRESCOTT
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the announcement that a home-coming march of the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) would take place in the districts of Tottenham and Wood Green on the 16th instant, being the anniversary of the date on which 599W the regiment earned the sobriquet "Die Hards"; whether this announcement was made with the authority of the War Office; whether the local authorities concerned were notified of the proposed march; and if he will take action to ensure that if and when this march does take place the local authorities are notified in good time?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Yes, Sir, my attention has been called to the announcement in question. The announcement was made on information supplied by the Officer Commanding Depot, Middlesex Regiment, at whose request permission was given to hold the march. As the arrangements were in the hands of the officer commanding depot, it did not rest with the War Office to notify the local authorities. As to the last part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question, the Tottenham Urban District Council have been informed of the arrangements, already published in the Press, regarding the steps to betaken by local authorities who wish to extend civic receptions to returning cadres.