HC Deb 05 November 1945 vol 415 c906
87. Brigadier Low

asked the Minister of War Transport for how many men and women in the Services at present stationed in India, Burma or elsewhere in the Far East, he has allotted shipping space in each of the months of December, January, February and March in the coming winter..

Mr. Barnes

Whilst I am responsible for the provision of the shipping to meet the world-wide requirements of the Services for the movement of the personnel, the detailed allocation of this shipping between the various requirements is a matter for the Service Ministries. I am informed that detailed allocation of shipping for the months in question is still under consideration.

Captain Gammans

Does that mean that the right hon. Gentleman has not the faintest idea how many men will be brought to this country in December?

Mr. Barnes

I have an actual idea.