HC Deb 23 September 1943 vol 392 c454W
Sir M. Sueter

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the changed conditions in the Mediterranean the ban on the wives of some 200 civil servants who desire to rejoin their husbands in India can be lifted as soon as possible; and whether some priority passages can be arranged with the shiping companies for these ladies to travel to India as many have not seen their husbands for four years?

Mr. Amery

The whole question of the travel overseas of the wives and children of persons serving abroad, whether they belong to the Fighting Services, the Civil Services, or the business community, is at present under the active consideration of the Departments of His Majesty's Government concerned, and I am not at present in a position to make a statement.