HC Deb 20 February 1945 vol 408 c605
20. Captain Sidney

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that cases of hardship to soldiers discharged from hospital and sent to their homes on sick leave could have been avoided if notification of such discharge had been given to the local branch of the Red Cross or S.S.A.F.A.; and whether he will order that in all such cases notification be made by the hospital concerned.

Sir J. Grigg

A few cases of the nature referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend have been reported to the War Office, and discussions are taking place with the British Red Cross and St. John Joint War Organisation and with the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association, with a view to evolving the most effective system, whereby any soldiers sent to their homes from hospital who desire to be visited by or to obtain assistance from these voluntary organisations can be sure of obtaining what is required.