HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 cc97-8W
132. Colonel Wheatley

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that wives of officers and other ranks are permitted to join their husbands in India but not in Ceylon; and if he can give any reasons for this discrimination

Mr. Bellenger

It has recently been decided to add Ceylon to the list of countries to which the families of officers and other ranks may go. As in the case of the other countries in this list the facilities will be restricted to certain limited classes of families. Passages will be provided at the public expense for those families recommended by the military authorities in Ceylon who satisfy the conditions laid down. Steps are being taken to issue the necessary instructions.