HC Deb 12 October 1943 vol 392 c701
43. Dr. Little

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will arrange that members serving in His Majesty's Forces whose wives are suffering from serious illness will on compassionate grounds be posted to convenient centres from whence close touch can be kept with their wives?

Sir J. Griģģ

Requests for compassionate postings are carefully investigated, and if, having regard to the man's medical category, rank and trade, there is a suitable unit near the man's home, such a posting is carried out. When a compassionate posting is not possible a period of compassionate release is often granted if the circumstances of the case justify it.

Dr. Little

As these cases are continually arising, will my right hon. Friend, in the interests of family life, deal with them on compassionate grounds?