HC Deb 19 November 1970 vol 806 cc459-60W
Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

asked the Minister of State for Defence whether Service men posted to the South-East Asia in the future will be entitled to take their wives and families with them.

Lord Balniel

Service personnel who are required to serve a full tour ashore in the area extending beyond 31st December, 1971 will be entitled to be accompanied by their wives and families under normal rules. Others will be unaccompanied but, as our arrangements for a continued British military presence develop, it is possible that a number of these will be invited to convert to a full tour when their families will then be able to join them.