§ 27. Mr. Bellenger
asked the Secretary of State for India whether officers and other ranks of the Indian Army are eligible for repatriation to England after extensive tours of duty in India.
§ The Secretary of State for India (Mr. Amery)
I assume that the hon. Member refers to British personnel of the Indian Army. The War Office scheme of cross-posting to the Home Establishment is by its nature not applicable to the Indian Army but as soon as shipping conditions made it possible I arranged for the opening of a leave scheme for Indian Army personnel. British Service personnel attached to, or serving with, the Indian Army are, however, eligible for consideration under the War Office scheme.
§ Mr. Bellenger
Do we understand that the personnel of the Indian Army will be on the same terms as regards leave as British personnel attached to the Indian Army?