HC Deb 30 October 1918 vol 110 c1438
12. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the cessation of U-boat attacks on our commerce, he will take steps to permit British women once more to cross the ocean to join their husbands or to get married, or to take up work of national importance?


The existing restrictions will be reviewed as soon as there is a certainty that merchant vessels are safe from attack by the enemy.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say how much longer the Admiralty is going to continue this grandmotherly interference with the rights of the people?


Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the priority of more ladies who have been waiting a long time in our Colonies to come home, and also see that when sufficient facilities are available there should be no delay as to who should come first?


There are lists of applicants which are already being considered.

Brigadier-General McCALMONT

Has the right hon. Gentleman any reason to believe that the attacks on U-boats have ceased?


I must refer the hon. Member to the statement made by the Leader of the House.