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Wives (Priority Passages)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that wives who have been separated from their husbands in India for several years and were granted priority for outward passages have had their departure deferred in favour of the wives of recently appointed technicians; and for what reason preference has been given to the latter.

I understand that there have been no cases in which families on the Government of India's Hardship List have had their departure deferred in favour of wives of recently appointed technicians If, however, the hon. Member has information to that effect I shall be glad to investigate it if he will let me have particulars.