§ Mr. R. C. Morrison
asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is possible to relieve soldiers stationed in Malta continuously since December, 1938?
§ Mr. Sandys
The desirability of relieving individuals who have served continuously abroad for long periods is fully recognised. But our power to do so is severely restricted by operational needs and shipping limitations. As my hon. Friend will appreciate, the problem is especially difficult in the case of Malta.