HC Deb 15 April 1959 vol 603 c88W
95. Miss Bacon

asked the Minister of Defence if he is now in a position to make a statement about the results of the investigation into the treatment of British civilians in military hospitals abroad.

Mr. Sandys

Civilian employees of Service Departments posted abroad, and the wives and children of Service men and civilian employees whose presence at the overseas station is officially recognized, are already admitted free of charge to Service hospitals overseas. It has now been decided that, provided there is room in the hospitals, this arrangement shall be extended to wives and children whose presence is not officially recognized and to relatives or dependants who are not officially recognized as part of a Service man's family but who are living with him or visiting him, such as parents, close relations, nurses or governesses.