HC Deb 21 March 1944 vol 398 cc649-50
16. Miss Ward

asked the Secretary of State for War why it is not permitted for soldiers to use their free-travel vouchers to visit Luxor when members of the R.A.F. are so permitted; and will he take steps to abolish this anomaly.

Sir J. Grigg

My hon. Friend is, I think, misinformed. The free vouchers are granted for a journey to the nearest suitable leave centre and soldiers may go to Luxor if this is the nearest centre. I understand that similar rules apply to members of the R.A.F.

Miss Wand

Is my right hon. Friend aware that when I was there that was not so?

Sir J. Grigg

This is not the first time that I have had a dispute with the hon. Lady on a question of fact.

Miss Ward

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this is not the first time that I have been right and he has been wrong?

Sir J. Grigg

That is an additional cause for disagreement.

Mr. R. J. Taylor

Will the right hon. Gentleman allow the hon. Lady to have the last word?

Commander Sir Archibald Southby

At any rate, the right hon. Gentleman has had the last word.