HC Deb 14 June 1920 vol 130 cc902-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether in the Army on the Rhine pre-War conditions of furlough were introduced about the end of March this year; whether this entails the separation of many married soldiers from their wives and families for a period of from 10 to 12 months; and, if so, whether he will cause other arrangements to be made in view of the undesirability of such lengthy separations?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to my reply on 20th April last to the hon. and learned Member for Bassetlaw (Sir W. Hume-Williams). As regards the last part of the question, the provision of accommodation for the families of married soldiers with the Army of the Rhine is still under consideration, and I hope to be in a position shortly to make a statement on the subject.