§ 122. Mr. Byers
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty when, in view of the urgency of the case of S.F.X. AMA G. W. Eskins, Mess B.B.6, R.N.A.S., Senbawang, c/o B.S.M.O., Singapore, now in the Cameron Highlanders Convalescent Home, Malaya, the hon. Member for North Dorset can expect a reply to his letter dated 29th October, in which the full facts were given.
This matter necessitated getting into touch with the authorities in Singapore. A reply has been sent to the hon. Member this week.
§ 130. Mr. Grierson
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what are the reasons for delay in the granting of compassionate leave to 722765 A.B. 132W Clem Hartness, P/J.X., H.M.S. "Simbag," Singapore, who wishes to see his mother who is dangerously ill.
I informed the hon. Member on 30th October that on the information then available the Commodore of A. B. Hartness' depot had recommended to the Commander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet, that leave should be granted. It has since been reported, however, that Hartness has a father, younger brother, and sister at home, and an elder married brother living nearby. In these circumstances, Hartness is ineligible for the grant of compassionate leave, and has been informed accordingly.