HC Deb 29 June 1944 vol 401 cc802-3
57. Mr. Higgs

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, as soon as possible after wounded men from the Second Front have been treated in the most accessible hospitals, they are transferred to similar institutions in the vicinity of their heroes and friends so as to make visits by the latter easy and frequent.

The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

For the time being casualties from Normandy will have to be treated in the hospitals which can be most conveniently reached from the port of disembarkation, but as soon as circumstances permit wounded men will once more be sent to suitable hospitals as near their homes as possible. Patients requiring treatment in specialised hospitals will continue as before to be sent to those hospitals wherever they are located.

Mr. Edgar Granville

Is any choice given to wounded men, as was the case in the last war?

Mr. Henderson

I should like notice of that Question.