HC Deb 19 June 1933 vol 279 c479W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the alterations recently made in the regulations of the Sudan Political Service as regards the rights of political officers to marry after 2½ years' service and for their wives to accompany them back to their stations?


Up to June, 1932, the regulation was that political officers could not get married during their probationary period of two years. In June, 1932, a circular was issued by the Sudan Government which, while maintaining the previous regulation, prohibited officials in the Sudan Political Service from bringing their wives to the Sudan until they had served for five years or attained the age of 28, whichever happened first. This regulation was recently extended to the rest of the service.