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War Graves (Relatives' Visits)

Volume 409: debated on Tuesday 10 April 1945

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asked the Prime Minister if he will give an assurance to the relatives of those who have been killed on active service overseas that arrangements will be made for them to visit the burial ground as soon as it is reasonably practicable after hostilities cease.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to Questions put to me on this subject on 4th October last which was:

"This proposal will be very carefully considered. But not now."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 4th October, 1944, Vol. 403, c. 931.]

The matter will be treated in a most considerate and reverential mood, but it may be quite a long time before it is possible.