HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc26-7
70. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Under-secretary of State for India whether travelling and recreation facilities for Indian troops have now been improved; and what representations respecting these have reached him in recent months.

Mr. A. Henderson

My Noble Friend has not received any representations on these matters in recent months, but I can assure my hon. Friend that there has been steady improvement in the provision of amenities for Indian troops and in the conditions of railway travel.

Mr. Sorensen

May I ask the Minister whether he is now satisfied that conditions in regard to relaxation and travelling for British and Indian troops respectively are approximately equal?

Mr. Henderson

I would not be prepared to say that today they are approximately equal, but I can say that it is the declared purpose of the authorities in India that amenities available to Indian troops shall reach a standard fully equivalent to that for British troops.