HC Deb 27 February 1919 vol 112 c1972W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether steps can be taken to expedite the repatriation of demobilised Ceylon officers, all of whom are urgently required to fill their former appointments in Ceylon?

Captain GUEST

Owing to the conditions of shipping generally, the opportunities for passages, to Ceylon have been very restricted. The situation is, however, improving, and I hope there will be sufficient accommodation available daring next month to take those who are waiting to return.