HC Deb 01 February 1945 vol 407 cc1652-3W
Mr. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for India what are the arrangements in operation for enabling Indian soldiers serving in this country and abroad to return to India on home leave; and how many of these soldiers have been posted in Britain since the commencement of the war without any opportunity of returning home.

Mr. Amery

At present the only Indian soldiers of the Indian Army who are in this country are the staffs of camps which have been set up to receive returned Indian prisoners of war. These have only recently arrived. In all other overseas theatres leave is being granted to Indian soldiers in so far as shipping and operational requirements permit. In addition a proportion of Indian soldiers are being home posted and relieved by new drafts from India.