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Channel Islands (Leave Visits)

Volume 411: debated on Tuesday 29 May 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether permits can now be issued to Servicemen on leave who wish to visit their wives of parents in Guernsey.

Travel to the Channel Islands depends on the capacity of the Islands under present conditions to accept temporary additions to the population, and the capacity of the shipping facilities available. At present the Force Commander is able to accept only those men who are on embarkation leave for the Far East, and in any case the only regular service to the Islands is by naval despatch boat, upon which accommodation is very limited.