HC Deb 13 March 1946 vol 420 cc1089-90
33. Major Symonds

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many passages he is granting in March to the families of Government servants returning to Hong Kong.

The Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Creech Jones)

The housing situation 11; Hong Kong makes it inadvisable for families to leave this country for the Colony until there is definite accommodation available for them. Accordingly, passage facilities for dependants are not, as a rule, granted until the husband has arrived in Hong Kong and has satisfied himself that suitable accommodation is available for them. In these circumstances, it is unlikely that any passages will be granted to wives and families of Government officers during March.