HC Deb 28 November 1944 vol 404 c2380
25. Mr. Hewlett

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the need for increasing the allied supply of rubber, he will consider releasing those planters now serving in the Army so that they may be employed on the Far Eastern estates shortly to be liberated.

Sir J. Grigg

Releases of this kind can only be considered if the cases are sponsored by the Government Department concerned. When the time comes for such applications to be put forward they will be most carefully considered.