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Families (Passages From United States)

Volume 395: debated on Wednesday 1 December 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Air whether any facilities are provided for the return to this country of wives of R.A.F. personnel who were accompanied by their wives when they took up administrative duties in Washington and who have now been recalled to this country; and what arrangements there are by which these wives can obtain money to pay their living expenses pending their return?

Yes, Sir. Families are placed on a waiting list in accordance with established priority procedure. Passages can, at present, be obtained within a reasonably short time. Officers and men reposted home in advance of their families may remit the greater part of their pay to their families. In case of need, these remittances may be supplemented by special allowances administered locally. So far as I am aware, the arrangements are satisfactory, but if the hon. Member knows of a case where difficulties have arisen I shall be pleased to look into it.