HC Deb 06 December 1944 vol 406 c547W
Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he proposes to take steps to encourage members of the Colonial Service to have families by granting the payment of passages of the children of Colonial civil servants so that they can accompany their parents on their official leaves home.

Colonel Stanley

The provision of passages for children is primarily a matter for Colonial Governments, as each Colonial Government meets the cost of its officials' passages. A number of Colonial Governments do, in fact, make such provision. In some tropical Colonies climatic and other conditions are unsuitable for children, but where this is not the case, I am generally in favour of the grant of free or assisted passages for officers' children.