HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 cc131-2W
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.

Mr. Dugdale

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. Clem Hartness, P/J.X., H.M.S. "Simbag," Singapore, who wishes to see his mother who is dangerously ill.

Mr. Dugdale

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.