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Wives (Ceylon)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War why Ceylon is excepted from the concession announced for Service and other wives so far as concerns the Army and the Navy.

Ceylon was excluded from this concession for operational reasons. As stated in the Instructions, fresh areas may be added from time to time, in the light of prevailing circumstances and with the agreement of the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief concerned. On the move of H.Q., S.E.A.C. to Singapore, the inclusion of Ceylon can be reconsidered, if then recommended by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief.