HC Deb 19 November 1940 vol 365 cc1859-60W
Colonel A. Evans

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the facilities now given to soldiers in this country for receiving information about their London families can be extended to soldiers serving in the Middle East?

Mr. Eden

Arrangements have been made whereby, at certain intervals, fixed so as not to overload the means of transmission, a soldier in the Middle East and his next-of-kin in this country can communicate with each other by cable on urgent matters at a cheap rate. There is also the scheme by which soldiers can be notified of any casualties occurring to their relatives in air raids, and I know from personal observation that this is of great service to the troops.