HC Deb 05 June 1945 vol 411 c673
40. Mr. John Duģdale

asked the Secretary of State for War whether officers who have served more than two years and five months in a tropical climate and are now stationed in this country, may still be sent overseas.

Sir J. Griģģ

Yes, Sir, subject to medical examination and in the case of the Far East to their having had at least six months at home.

Mr. Duģdale

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman why, as I understand is the case, officers have to be under a rather stricter obligation than the men? Why are they not allowed the same rights as the men?

Sir J. Griģģ

I have never yet heard it suggested that there was not upon officers a rather stricter obligation than on the men, and that if sacrifices had to be made, they should not be made more readily by officers than by the men.