HC Deb 09 July 1942 vol 381 c961W
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.