HC Deb 06 March 1918 vol 103 c1961

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether any arrangement is being made to enable officers and men in Mesopotamia, who have managed to withstand the hot weather in two successive years, and other evils of the climate, to proceed on leave to India; and whether such arrangement can include the recall of regiments to India on being relieved by regiments now in India?


In reply to the first part of my hon. Friend's question, I would refer him to the answer which I gave yesterday to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for South Somerset. As regards the second part, the relief of regiments in Mesopotamia by units in India depends on the military situation, and transport being available. A high proportion of the regiments now in Mesopotamia have not been in that country for two hot weathers.