§ Mr. J. Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for War the conditions governing the granting of permission for wives of Service men serving in the A.T.S. in the Mediterranean theatre of war to return home when their husbands are repatriated; if he is aware that there is some discontent inasmuch as this permission is invariably granted to the wives if they are serving in the W.A.A.F. or W.R.E.N. or are in civilian employment in the area but not to those serving in the A.T.S.; and if he will review the position.
§ Sir J. Grigg
The fact that an officer or other rank has been posted to this country does not entitle his wife in the A.T.S. to receive a similar posting. I understand that the practice in the other Services is similar. An A.T.S. auxiliary who is serving abroad may be posted to the Home Establishment before the expiry of her term of duty on other grounds, including strong compassionate grounds. Such posting are not, however, connected with the move of her husband.