§ Mr. GWYNNE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that Mrs. Hamper, wife of Farrier-sergeant 1063W J. E. Hamper, No. 200,037, 40th Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers, Lahore, has not yet been granted a passage to India to join her husband, although the attention of the India Office has already been drawn to the case by the hon. Member for Eastbourne; and whether, in view of the fact that other wives of soldiers who have recently gone to India have been sent to join them a few weeks later, and that Mrs. Hamper's husband left for the East nearly six years ago and has another four years to serve, he will take immediate steps to secure her a passage forthwith?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
Passage has been provisionally arranged for Mrs. Hamper in a transport sailing on the 3rd May. The grant of passage is subject to the concurrence of the Government of India, which I hope to receive by telegraph in time to allow of Mrs. Hamper sailing by this transport.