HC Deb 03 July 1919 vol 117 c1187W

asked the Secretary of State for War what steps have been taken to replace the members of the Army Postal Service in Egypt who have had no home leave for over three years; whether the relief promised on the 5th May has materialised; and whether he is aware that the Director, the Deputy-Director, and the Assistant Deputy-Director of Army Post Office services ridicule the idea of the men being released?


Every available reinforcement has been set to Egypt, and it has been suggested to Egypt that Post Office servants of other arms should be transferred to the Postal Service. 150 men of the Army Postal Service have been sent home from Egypt for release since the 5th May. With regard to the last part of the question, I am informed that there is no truth whatever in the suggestion to which my hon. Friend refers.