HC Deb 23 March 1948 vol 448 c2752
21. Mr. William Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for War what steps he is taking to enable Mrs. L. England, 27, Hampton Place, Brighton, to get to her daughter the wife of No. 7588592 S/Sgt. Stevens, at Up Park Camp, Kingston, Jamaica; and whether he is aware that the A.D.M.S. there has specially asked for her to be sent out urgently, and that nine weeks have elapsed since the War Office was approached.

Mr. Shinwell

My Department cannot accept responsibility for moving the mother-in-law of a soldier, and she must secure a passage through the shipping companies in the same way as any other civilian. As, however, this particular application was recommended by the military authorities in Jamaica, it was submitted to the Sea Passage Board, who have recommended to the shipping lines concerned that an early passage be provided. It is understood that a berth will be offered within six weeks.