HC Deb 14 March 1950 vol 472 c52W
92. Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Secretary of State for War what steps are taken to repatriate at public expense regular soldiers' wives and families who have been left in Suez when their husbands have been posted to stations where wives and families cannot, for any reason, be accommodated.

Mr. Strachey

Passages to the United Kingdom at the public expense are normally permitted for the families of regular soldiers who have left an overseas station for a non-family station, provided that there is no probability of the family being reunited either at the old or at a new family station overseas, within 12 months. If the soldier is likely to return to the old station, or to move again to a family station where his family can join him within this period, the family remains abroad.