HC Deb 18 December 1945 vol 417 c1123
107. Sir B. Neven-Spence

asked the Secretary of State for War if all the officers', officials' and civilians' wives who have been allowed to enter Malaya have been directed to engage in nursing, welfare or similar work; and when it is proposed to allow planters' wives to rejoin their husbands unconditionally.

Mr. Bellenger

No women other than doctors, nurses, and relief workers, and those engaged in the local military administration, or in the Services, are permitted to return to Malaya. It will, however, be the policy of the administration to permit wives of residents to return to the country as soon as local conditions allow, and adequate transport facilities become available.