HC Deb 06 February 1945 vol 407 c1920W
Mr. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for War what arrangements are in operation to enable Indian soldiers serving in the British Army in this country or overseas to return to India for periods of home leave; and whether he can state the number of such Indian soldiers who have been posted in Britain for over four years without home leave.

Sir J. Grigg

The few Indians in the British Army serving out of India are eligible for compassionate leave, if the circumstances justify it, and for 61 days' leave in India after the period which normally qualifies for repatriation under the Python scheme. This does not apply to this country and a leave scheme for Indians serving here is now being considered. The answer to the last part of my hon. Friend's Question is not readily available.

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