HC Deb 18 December 1945 vol 417 c1122
106. Mr. Williamson

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will consider the withdrawal of the 1st Battalion Sea-forth Highlanders from active service in Java in view of the heavy and exacting fighting experienced by these troops in the Burma campaign; and if he is satisfied that these troops could not be relieved by troops who have not suffered these hardships.

The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Mr. Bellenger)

I am afraid that the moves of units must depend on Army requirements. This fact does not, however, prejudice the repatriation of individuals. I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by the Secretary of State for War on 11th December to a Question on this subject by the hon. Member for West Harrow (Mr. Bower).