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Services Personnel, Far East (Shipping Allocation)

Volume 415: debated on Monday 5 November 1945

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asked the Minister of War Transport for how many men and women in the Services at present stationed in India, Burma or elsewhere in the Far East, he has allotted shipping space in each of the months of December, January, February and March in the coming winter..

:Whilst I am responsible for the provision of the shipping to meet the world-wide requirements of the Services for the movement of the personnel, the detailed allocation of this shipping between the various requirements is a matter for the Service Ministries. I am informed that detailed allocation of shipping for the months in question is still under consideration.

:Does that mean that the right hon. Gentleman has not the faintest idea how many men will be brought to this country in December?