HC Deb 09 February 1915 vol 69 c395
32. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether passages home have been sanctioned for the families of non-commissioned officers of the Indian unattached list, who are doing duty with the Expeditionary Forces?


Yes, Sir.


asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, in the case of officers of the Indian Army who, after years of service in India, involving continuous separation from their families, are ordered to the front, permission is, or will be, given on arrival in this country for them to visit their families before leaving for the campaign; and whether short leave for a day or two will be granted for this purpose?


I am not quite clear to what class of cases the hon. Member is referring. Officers of the Indian Army accompany their regiments to the front and their families would normally return to England later. In the case of officers of British regiments which have been brought to England from India prior to their proceeding to the front, leave has been and will be given so far as the exigencies of the service permit.